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Strobilomyces floccopus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Bolet pomme de pin, Old Man of the Woods, Pikkelyes tinóru, Strubelkopf, Styrobilomyces strobilaceus
Strobilomyces floccopus Mushroom
Ref No: 8921
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Strobilomyces floccopus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8922
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Strobilomyces floccopus Mushroom
Ref No: 8941
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Distinctly scaly
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Strobilomyces floccopus (Vahl. ex Fr.) Karst. syn Boletus floccopus Vahl. ex Fr. syn. Boletus strobilaceus Fr. New syn. Styrobilomyces strobilaceus Pikkelyes tinóru Strubelkopf Bolet pomme de pin, Old Man of the Woods. Cap 5–12cm, smoke-grey with white patches, soon becoming mouse-grey or cigar-brown to olivaceous black covered with large, thick, concolorous wart-like scales some of which overhang the margin giving the cap a ragged appearance. Stem 80–120´10–20mm, white to mouse-grey above, concolorous with cap below and covered in large scales. Flesh firm, white gradually vinaceous to coral then brown on cutting. Taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes white to grey, coral then red on bruising. Pores large, angular, similarly coloured. Spore print violaceous black. Spores subglobose to broadly ellipsoid with reticulate ornamentation, 10–12´8.5–11m. Habitat broad-leaved or coniferous woods. Season early autumn. Rare. Edible when young but not worth eating. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 02 April 2015

Dried out pore surface.Found another of this species too late, engulfed entirely in hairy gray mold although only partially matured.
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Christine Reynolds (United States) - 07 September 2014

I have been seeing these mushrooms in the last month. There are several. Can I really eat them? Old Man of the Woods. It's about 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide.
Strobilomyces floccopus
Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 11 August 2014

Strobilomyces floccopus - found in Lozenska planina, Bulgaria
Strobilomyces floccopus
perry collins (United States) - 30 June 2014

Strobilomyces floccopus
perry collins (United States) - 30 June 2014

june 30 2014
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sir gilles (Romania) - 29 June 2014

Strobilomyces floccopus
John Law (United Kingdom) - 20 October 2013

Holkham Norfolk UK 19 oCTOBER 2013
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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 16 July 2013

Found in woods near Ancaster, Ontario on July 15th, 2013. It seems good fit....
Strobilomyces floccopus
Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 14 July 2013

Strobilomyces floccopus
Gaile Griffin Peers (Spain) - 11 November 2012

Is this strobilomyces floccopus? Was found growing out of raised ground through a rock garden border after several wet days on November 11th on Spain (Mediterranean/ coastal) stem dark brown and long
Strobilomyces floccopus
Kristina Trott (United States) - 04 September 2012

Found late in its cycle; shriveled up the next day. (Very dry weather in August.)Have never seen this species before. One mushroom only.
Strobilomyces floccopus
miguel martinez-marrero (United States) - 22 June 2012

Found this in Roswell GA.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 27 November 2011

Strobilomyces strobilaceus from Europe,Serbia Find and photo taken by Marjan Kustera,Niš
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Karl Ziegenmeyer (United States) - 17 October 2009

And a nice shade of coral before turning darker until black Lapeer County, MI August 2006
Strobilomyces floccopus
Karl Ziegenmeyer (United States) - 17 October 2009

Bottom view Found in Lapeer County, MI Aug 2006
Strobilomyces floccopus
Karl Ziegenmeyer (United States) - 17 October 2009

Found in Lapeer County, MI Aug 2006
Strobilomyces floccopus
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