Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Boletaceae

Leccinum scabrum  (Bull.) Gray

Brown Birch Bolete

A common fungus in association with Birch. An olive-brown cap sometimes with lilac tones, quite dark with age. Microscopy is required to identify closely related species. Very common in birch woodland and heaths

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Kibby (2011) British Boletes with keys to species
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi

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