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synonyms: Barna érdestinóru, Bolet rude, Brauner Birkenpilz, Brown Birch
Leccinum scabrum Mushroom
Ref No: 9338
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Leccinum scabrum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9339
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Leccinum scabrum3 Mushroom
Ref No: 9340
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Leccinum scabrum5 Mushroom
Ref No: 9342
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Leccinum scabrumF Mushroom
Ref No: 9343
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods

Bolete Leccinum scabrum (Fr.) S. F. Gray syn. Boletus scaber Fr. Brown Birch Bolete, Bolet rude, Brauner Birkenpilz, Barna érdestinóru (-tinóru), Porcinello grigio, cravetta grigia, Berkeboleet. Cap 5–15cm, hazel, fulvous or snuff-brown, dry but tacky in wet weather. Stem 70–200 x 20–30mm, white to grey covered with brownish-black scales becoming darker towards the base. Flesh white, very soft, watery, unchanging or flushing pale pink. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes white becoming dirty ochraceous. Pores small, white then dingy, bruising ochraceous. Spore print snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 14–20 x 5–6um. Habitat with birch. Season summer to autumn. Common. Edible – not worthwhile. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 16 June 2013

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Rachel Dyson (United Kingdom) - 07 November 2012

Thetford Forest
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Zuzana Pivkova (United Kingdom) - 11 September 2011

Sunday 11th September 2011 Foxhall, Ipswich Suffolk.
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 20 June 2011

New Forest August 2010
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 24 February 2011

Wyrowno k/Lipusza-Kaszuby.Poland
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 October 2010

Leicester, England, Oct 2010
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Stuart Bates (United Kingdom) - 12 September 2010

Mature specimen found 11th September at Shire Hill, Glossop, Derbyshire.
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