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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 mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188375
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 mapsDachnaya, 17, Toksovo, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
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 maps41K-71, Oselki, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188665
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 maps41K-71, Oselki, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188665
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Vaskelovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188731
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194295
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 mapsZapadniy Skorostnoy Diameter, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197373
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 mapsUnnamed Road, St Petersburg, Russia
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 mapsUnnamed Road, St Petersburg, Russia
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 mapsUnnamed Road, St Petersburg, Russia, 194295
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 mapsUnnamed Road, St Petersburg, Russia, 194295
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 mapsUnnamed Road, St Petersburg, Russia
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197701
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 mapsLeninskaya Tropa, Pesochny, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
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 mapsLeningrad Oblast, Russia, 188665
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Vaskelovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188731
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 mapsLeningrad Oblast, Russia, 188850
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 mapsSaint Petersburg, Russia, 197755

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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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