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mushroom foraging guide Brown Birch Roughstalk

Names

Common: Brown Birch Roughstalk, Brown Birch Bolete

Latin: Leccinum scabrum

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Although the flavour is good the texture tends to be soft and watery. A good one for soups.

Preserving: Dries easily. 

Season

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Description

Cap: 4-12cm Strongly convex. Walnut brown

Stem: 70-150mm with black/dark brown scales

Tubes: Off-white, becoming pale ochre with age.

Spores: Walnut brown

Flesh: Soft and watery. Unchanging or blushing slightly pink when cut.

Habitat: With Birch trees

Frequency: Common