Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Leccinum variicolor Watling
Synonyms: Boletus variicolor
Krombholziella variicolor
Leccinum variicolor f. atrostellatum
Leccinum variicolor f. sphagnorum
Leccinum variicolor var. bertauxii
Leccinum variicolor var. variicolor
Common Name: Mottled Bolete

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Leccinum variicolorPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (7)
Betula pubescens (4)
Betula pendula (2)
Betula utilis (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Bog (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Mossy (4)
Soil Grassy (3)
Soil Leaves (3)
Soil Peat (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
August (1)
September (6)
October (7)