Blackening obbok (Leccinellum crocipodium) photo and description

Blackened gum (Leccinellum crocipodium)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Leccinellum (Leccinellum)
  • Species: Leccinellum crocipodium


  • Leccinum nigrescens

  • Leccinum crocipodium

Blackening obbok

Has a fruiting body, including a spongy layer, more or less yellowish, light yellow. A mushroom leg with scales arranged in longitudinal rows; the pulp turns red at the break, then turns black. Grows with oak, beech.

Known in Europe. Recorded in the Carpathians and the Caucasus.

The mushroom is edible.

It is consumed freshly prepared, dried and pickled.

It turns black when dried.