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(Leccinum roseofractum)

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
(Leccinum roseofractum)
(Leccinum roseofractum)
(Leccinum roseofractum)
Description:

Dark cap. Pores, not gills. Grey markings on stem. Cap up to 10cm. On cut grass under birch.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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L roseofractum & L. scabrum

As Flaxton says, L. roseofractum is currently rated a synonym of L. scabrum. And also, as he says, this could be L. variicolor. We need information on the flesh colours after cutting.

So why have I added agreement to Thistle's original ID? In the last few days, we have had a lot of both L. scabrum and L. roseofractum under birches on our University campus, coming up near each other, but looking as distinct as they always do, and in the exact same places as they always are. I have not seen whatever paper describes the DNA research that lumps them together, but to my eyes there are consistently two entities, and not just on our campus.

Alan