Oak Kele (Suillellus queletii)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Boletales
- Family: Boletaceae
- Genus: Suillellus (Suillellus)
- Species: Suillellus queletii (Dubovik Kele)
Hat: The hat has a uniform convex shape. 5-15 cm in diameter. The surface of the cap is brown, or occasionally yellowish brown. Velvety, matte in dry weather, the cap becomes slimy and sticky at high humidity.
Leg: strong leg, swollen at the base. The height of the leg is 5-10 cm, the diameter is 2-5 cm. The leg is yellowish, covered with small reddish scales. At the base of the stem, white mycelium fragments are visible. When pressed, the stem of the mushroom, like the tubes, instantly turns blue.
Its pulp is yellow, instantly turns blue on the cut, dense. In the pulp of speckled oak tree, larvae practically do not start. Sour taste and faint odor.
Tubular pores: rounded, very small, red in color. On the cut, the tubes themselves are yellow.
Spore powder: olive brown.
Distribution: Kelle's oak tree (Suillellus queletii) is found in light deciduous forests. It grows in forests and clearings, as well as in an oak forest, and occasionally in a coniferous forest. Prefers barren, acidic and hard soils, short grass, fallen leaves or moss. Fruiting time from May to October. Grows in groups. Near the oak tree, you can often find pearl fly agaric, common chanterelle, variegated flyworm, porcini mushroom, amethyst varnish or blue-yellow russula.
Edible: Oak Kele (Suillellus queletii) - In principle, an edible mushroom. But it is not used raw. Before eating, the mushrooms must be fried to eliminate the intestinal irritants contained in the mushroom.
Similarity: Similar to other oak trees, which are dangerous and poisonous when raw. You can confuse Kelle's oak tree with a satanic mushroom, which is also poisonous. The main distinguishing features of oak wood are red pores, the flesh that turns blue when damaged and covered with red dots on the leg, as well as the absence of a mesh pattern.