Observation 10717: Leccinum Gray

When: 2008-08-22

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Notes:
A giant, easily 15cm across, found in thick brush near a stand of birch trees in a meadowy area.

Getting the closer-up photos was difficult enough; getting a shot of the bottom would have meant crawling through thornbushes. :)

Some of these shots were from quite a distance away, on a path nearby. It’s visible for a long way despite the brush, due to its sheer size.

Boletus edulis is this size, but my understanding was that it had a thicker stem and thickening toward the base. This has a surprisingly slender stem for the size and apparent mass of the cap, and it’s equal width from top to bottom.

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-10% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
-26% (2)
Recognized by sight: Without more photos can’t be more confident
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Recognized by sight: under birch it does belong to subgenus Leccinum or red caps (and its edible)
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