Leccinum longicurvipes – Curved-stalk Bolete

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The Curved-stalk Bolete (Leccinum longicurvipes) is an edible mushroom that can be found in oak forests from July-September.
The curved-stalk bolete almost always has a curved stalk. There are pinkish brown scabers, or dark markings, on its stalk. The mushroom has a moist orangish-brown cap. The pore surface is yellowish and doesn’t stain blue. Spore print is olive brown.
The curved-stalk bolete is edible after cooking. Undercooking can cause GI upset. To prevent the possibility of GI distress, dry the mushroom before cooking. Drying will also concentrate the mild flavor.
Curved-stalk boletes are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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