White boletus (Leccinum percandidum) photo and description

White Boletus (Leccinum percandidum)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Leccinum (Obabok)
  • Species: Leccinum percandidum (White Boletus)

or White aspen

White Boletus (Leccinum percandidum)

Currently, the white boletus Leccinum percandidum has been abolished as a separate species. The current name is yellow-brown boletus (different-skinned) Leccinum versipelle.

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White boletus (Leccinum percandidum) grows throughout the forest zone in moist pine forests with an admixture of spruce and other trees.


White boletus (Leccinum percandidum) is a large mushroom with a fleshy cap (up to 25 cm in diameter) of white or grayish color. The lower surface is finely porous, white in a young mushroom, then turns gray-brown. The flesh is strong, at the base of the leg is usually blue-green in color, at the break it quickly turns blue to black. The leg is high, thickened downward, white with oblong white or brown scales.


White Boletus (Leccinum percandidum) is an edible mushroom of the second category. Harvested from mid-August to late September. They are eaten in the same way as red boletus. It is better to marinate young mushrooms, and large mature ones - to fry or dry.