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Leccinum scabrum

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Leccinum scabrum
[Birch Bolete]

Leccinum scabrum is commonly known as the "Birch Bolete, Rough-stemmed Bolete" or "Scaber Stalk" and is part of the "Boletaceae" family.  It was formerly classified as Boletus scaber.  

The Birch Bolete has a "mycorrhizal" connection with Birch trees.  This means that they have a "symbiotic" (close and long-term interaction between two or more different biological species)  relationship between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant.

This species fruits from June to October in the Northern Hemisphere.

Caps are 5 - 20 cm across, light bray-brown to reddish gray-brown are are curved when young, becoming flatter with age.  Pores are white becoming gray.  As in the specimen below, pores on the pileus can bulge out while denting in strongly around the stipe (stem).  

It should be noted, that identification of this group of fungi is difficult and this particular species is a variable mushroom.  Some specimens have caps that are almost pure white!  This is a common species in North America.

 

Grey Bolete mushroom in woods Leccinum scabrum

Birch Bolete - 1

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Hand holding Leccinum scabrum, Birch Bolete fungus.

Birch Bolete - 2

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Ontario Bolete grey speckled stem Leccinum scabrum Birch

Birch Bolete - 3

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