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.
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.
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.
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