Marsh boletus (Leccinum holopus) photo and description

Marsh boletus (Leccinum holopus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Leccinum (Obabok)
  • Species: Leccinum holopus (Marsh boletus)


  • Boletus holopus;

  • Leccinum chioeum.

Marsh boletus (Leccinum chioeum)Habitat:

It occurs from the beginning of May (single specimens met on May 1) to early November (i.e., before persistent frosts) in damp birch and mixed (with birch) forests, in birch bogs, singly, not often.


Hat: up to 15 cm in diameter (specimens up to 30 cm are found), convex or cushion-shaped.

Skin: Very light, white to light brown, with a dry surface.

Flesh : white, soft, does not change color on the cut, with a pronounced mushroom taste and smell.

Tubular layer: white to almost black (in old mushrooms).

Leg: 5-20 (up to 30cm) elongated and thin, white or grayish.

Spore powder: ocher brown.


Edible mushroom, third category. Unlike other boletus boletus, its pulp is very boiled down, so it is used fresh (boiled, fried, stewed). Do not pickle. Due to the too friable, very boiling pulp, only young mushrooms are suitable for food.