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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map