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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Boletaceae: Leccinum holopus (Rostk.) Watling 1960

Leccinum holopus – Ghost bolete

Synonyms: Boletus chioneus, Boletus holopus, Boletus scaber, Krombholzia holopus, Krombholzia scabra, Krombholziella americana, Krombholziella holopus, Leccinum aerugineum, Leccinum nucatum, Leccinum olivaceosum, Trachypus holopus, Trachypus scaber.

Common name: ghost bolete.

Russian names: Podberezovik belyy, Podberiozovik bolotnyy, Berezovik bolotnyy, Berezovik belyy, Bolotnik.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Leccinum holopus, commonly known as the white birch bolete, white bog bolete, or ghost bolete, is a species of bolete fungus in the family Boletaceae found in northern Asia, Europe, and northeastern North America. It associates with birch trees and is typically found in boggy or swampy areas, often growing among sphagnum moss.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in a swamp in Kanneliarvi, 40 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2007-08-17.htm">August 17, 2007</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) in a swamp in Kanneliarvi, 40 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 17, 2007
White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>, Russian name Podberiozovik) near Duplianskoe Marsh south from Sluditsy, Leningrad Region, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-08-23.htm">August 23, 2013</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus, Russian name Podberiozovik) near Duplianskoe Marsh south from Sluditsy, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 23, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район
White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in a forest around Kavgolovskoe Lake, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-06.htm">September 6, 2013</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) in a forest around Kavgolovskoe Lake, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 6, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Malformed white birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) with a swollen stem damaged by gall-forming fungus near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2015-09-23.htm">September 23, 2015</A>
LinkMalformed white birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) with a swollen stem damaged by gall-forming fungus near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 23, 2015
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) damaged by fungus near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2015-09-23.htm">September 23, 2015</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) damaged by fungus near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 23, 2015
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-17.htm">August 17, 2016</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) in Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 17, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
White birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-25.htm">August 25, 2016</A>
LinkWhite birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 25, 2016
Old birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-24.htm">October 24, 2016</A>
LinkOld birch bolete mushroom (bog bolete, Leccinum holopus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 24, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Ghost bolete (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in swamp in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-03.htm">August 3, 2017</A>
LinkGhost bolete (Leccinum holopus) in swamp in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 3, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Юнтоловский лесопарк
Cortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, and <B>Leccinum holopus</B> mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkCortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, and Leccinum holopus mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Cortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>, and Mycena megaspora mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkCortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, Leccinum holopus, and Mycena megaspora mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Galerina triscopa, Lactarius vietus, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>, Cortinarius flexipes, Mycena megaspora, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Laccaria proxima, Amanita fulva (egg stage), and Cortinarius sp. mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkGalerina triscopa, Lactarius vietus, Leccinum holopus, Cortinarius flexipes, Mycena megaspora, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Laccaria proxima, Amanita fulva (egg stage), and Cortinarius sp. mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Mycena megaspora, Galerina triscopa, <B>Leccinum holopus</B>, Lactarius vietus, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Amanita fulva, and Cortinarius flexipes mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkMycena megaspora, Galerina triscopa, Leccinum holopus, Lactarius vietus, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Amanita fulva, and Cortinarius flexipes mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
A cap of a mature Ghost bolete (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in swampy area in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkA cap of a mature Ghost bolete (Leccinum holopus) in swampy area in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Ghost bolete mushrooms (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk. West from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-08-18.htm">August 18, 2018</A>
LinkGhost bolete mushrooms (Leccinum holopus) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk. West from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 18, 2018
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Сестрорецк, исторический район Тарховка
Ghost bolete mushrooms (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in a swamp near Razliv near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-08-28.htm">August 28, 2018</A>
LinkGhost bolete mushrooms (Leccinum holopus) in a swamp near Razliv near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 28, 2018
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный
Ghost bolete mushrooms (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-08-29.htm">August 29, 2018</A>
LinkGhost bolete mushrooms (Leccinum holopus) near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 29, 2018
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Large family of ghost bolete mushrooms (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) on the edge of a swamp near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-08-30.htm">August 30, 2018</A>
LinkLarge family of ghost bolete mushrooms (Leccinum holopus) on the edge of a swamp near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 30, 2018
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Ghost bolete (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in a swamp on an old forest cutting near Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-08-31.htm">August 31, 2018</A>
LinkGhost bolete (Leccinum holopus) in a swamp on an old forest cutting near Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 31, 2018
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Выборгский район, Полянское сельское поселение
Large group of Ghost bolete mushrooms (<B>Leccinum holopus</B>) in a swampy forest near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-01.htm">September 1, 2018</A>
LinkLarge group of Ghost bolete mushrooms (Leccinum holopus) in a swampy forest near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2018
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, посёлок Лисий Нос

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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