Leccinum pseudoscabrum

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Leccinum pseudoscabrum

30 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Leccinum carpini

Cap

Convex, smooth, usually dimpled, dark brown, to 7 cm across

Pores

Whitish, darkening with age

Stem

Cylindrical, tapering towards the apex, whitish, decorated with woolly scales that are brown to blackish

Flesh

White, coral or vinaceous on cutting, then rapidly blackening

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With hazel or hornbeam

Spore Print

Ochraceous snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle-shaped (13-18.5) x (4.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Although rather similar to other Leccinum species, it is distinguished by the dimpled cap, and the association with hazel and hornbeam.

Additional Photographs

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

A young specimen. 28 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

28 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

October 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

October 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin