Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum


    Cap 5 to 15 cm wide, brown, becoming rather slimy when damp. Hemispherical at first but widening later. The pores are off-white and when bruised, the pores do not undergo a colour change. Dark brown woolly scales cover the whole of the stem (stipe) surface.

    Identification difficulty

    Any grassy area beneath Birch

    When to see it

    Seen in summer and autumn

    Life History

    Grows under Birch trees sometimes in large numbers.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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