Belongs to: bolete family

Orange birch bolete Leccinum versipelle

Best time to see: mid Aug to end Sep

Key facts

A tall (up to 20cm) bolete with a bright orange cap

Associated with birch, growing in open woodland

The caps are good to eat but the stems are too fibrous; white flesh darkens when cut or cooked

  • older
  • young

© Tony Gunton