Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum

Description

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
Habitat

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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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