Leccinum genus


Common Names: Leccinum
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Boletes

A catch-all for unidentified fungi in the Leccinum genus. Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks. The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in north temperate regions, and contains about 75 species. Leccinum species are generally found in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America, forming ectomycorrhizal associations with trees.

Edible Notes: They have generally been presumed to be edible for the most part, but there are reports of poisoning after eating as yet unidentified members of the genus in North America, even after thorough cooking.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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