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Leccinum duriusculum

   (Family: Bolbitiaceae)
Common name: Poplar Boletus EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 20 - 150 mm
Dingy brown (Sordid)
Spore bearing structure:   Pores
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Smell / taste: Mushroomy
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Whitish when very young, becoming donkey brown. Margin overhangs tubes when older. Edible and very tasty.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: glabrous
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Tubes fine, closely packed, almost solid to the touch, Buff. Spore print snuff brown. Flesh thick and firm. White, tinged blue-green on stem.
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: ventricose
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: none
  Stem info: EDIT
  30mm-200 mm long x 5-35mm. Thickens slightly towards base in many specimens. Solid and tough. White, with clear greyish reticulations. often tinged verdigris along the lower part of the stem deepening to almost peacock at the base
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
Among grass under poplars, especially the deciduous Populus canescens.
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