Pink boletus (Leccinum roseofractum)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Boletales
- Family: Boletaceae
- Genus: Leccinum (Obabok)
- Species: Leccinum roseofractum (Pink boletus)
At the moment, it is combined with the species Leccinum scabrum (common boletus).
The cap is small, yellow-brown, interspersed with lighter spots (resembles marble in color). The tubular layer is whitish, later dirty gray. The pulp is white, dense, turns pink at the break, then darkens. The stem is short, white, with dense black-brown scales, thickened at the base, sometimes curved in the direction where there is more light.
The pink boletus from the common birch is usually well distinguished by the "marble" color of the cap. Its brown areas are interspersed with lighter or even white, as well as comparatively larger gray scales on a stalk, pinking pulp at a break and the formation of fruit bodies only in autumn.
Edible mushroom, second category. Suitable for eating in any form - fresh and dried.