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Leccinum scabrum (Birch bolete)

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family:  Boletaceae
Genus: Leccinum
Species: L. scabrum
Binomial name: Leccinum scabrum
Common name: Birch bolete, rough-stemmed bolete, scaber stalk

Leccinum scabrum has a pileus (cap) about 5–15 cm wide.  At first, it is hemispherical and later becomes flatter. The skin of the cap is light grey-brown to reddish grey-brown, later often it is more or less brown, smooth, bald, dry, and rather slimy when damp.





 

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