Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Leccinum scabrum (Bull.) Gray
Synonyms: Boletus avellaneus
Boletus scaber
Krombholziella roseofracta
Krombholziella scabra
Leccinum avellaneum
Leccinum onychinum
Leccinum pulchrum
Leccinum rigidipes
Leccinum roseofractum
Leccinum scabrum agg.
Leccinum scabrum s.lat.
Leccinum scabrum s.str.
Leccinum scabrum var. roseofractum
Leccinum scabrum var. scabrum
Leccinum subcinnamomeum
Common Name: Birch Bolete


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Leccinum scabrumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula pendula (55)
Betula (37)
Betula pubescens (14)
Betula jacquemontii (10)
Fagus sylvatica (4)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (26)
Woodland: mixed (9)
Built up area, domestic (6)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (6)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (5)
Other artificial habitats (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Bog (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Cultivated/disturbed land: amenity grassland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, acidic (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Scrub: scattered, neutral (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, coppice (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (35)
Soil Grassy (29)
Soil Mossy (11)
Soil Leaves (6)
Larch (Larix) (4)
Moss (2)
Soil Peat (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
July (2)
August (22)
September (39)
October (32)
November (16)