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Leccinum sp.


Oak forest, low mountains, Japan

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Leccinum scabrum

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gully.moy 10 years ago

Because of the black fibres on the stem (scabers) we can be confident it is a Leccinum species. To get further than that you'd need to consult local literature because our European and American species are unlikely to be the same as the mushrooms found in Japan. It does look like L. scabrum but so do a lot of Leccinum species and like you said the birch is a problem.

pamsai 10 years ago

thanks for the ID Lenny. It definitely looks like L. scabrum, but I am a bit perplexed that it was growing in an oak forest, not a birch forest. Maybe there were birch trees also present, but I didn't notice them. Any ideas?

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山梨市 (Yamanashi), 中部 (Chubu Region), Japan

Spotted on Jan 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014

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