Leccinum duriusculum

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Leccinum duriusculum

3 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, grey brown to brown, finely velvety then smooth, cuticle overhanging at margin, about 6 to 15 cm across

Pores

Whitish, becoming brown with age

Stem

Club shaped, whitish, covered with brownish scales, sometimes with green stains near the base, to about 17 cm long

Flesh

Firm, whitish, sometimes tinged green in the stem base, slowly bruising pinkish, then grey, and finally mottled blackish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With poplar

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle-shaped (13-17) x (4-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but should not be collected due to its scarcity

Additional Photographs

Leccinum duriusculum

3 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum duriusculum

3 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin