MUSHROOM WORLD
www.mushroom.world
Your resource for fungi information
Leccinum scabrum   (Brown Birch Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-15 cm diameter, stem 6-15 cm tall * 1.5-3 cm diameter
Edibility

Description
Leccinum scabrum, also know as Brown Birch Bolete, is a medium to large bolete with a greyish brown to yellowish-brown fleshy cap and a white to grey stem covered with grey-black scales. It grows specifically with birch, often on damp ground.

Cap brown, with reddish or greyish tinges; convex or bun-shaped, at first finely downy, becoming smooth, somewhat scurfy when older. Flesh dirty white, unchanging, thick and firm. Pores dirty white or grayish brown, circular, small. Tubes same colour as pores, adnate. Spores are ocher-brown. Stem whitish, covered with grey-brown scales, more or less equal or tapering slightly upwards. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species Distinguishing between Leccinum scabrum and its near relatives is difficult, and Leccinum scabrum is often used as a collective name for all brown capped Leccinum species like Leccinum variicolor.

Leccinum scabrum on the www.first-nature.com web site.




Cookie notice

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you relevant advertising, as well as to analyze traffic.

Learn more about cookies


WARNING

If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.