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Observation 145025: Leccinum Gray

When: 2013-09-09

Collection location: Ratherheath Tarn, Kendal, Cumbria, England [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Tomlinson

No specimen available


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Recognized by sight: Leccinum scabrum should be some shade of brown

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Are the squamules on the stipe reddish, brownish or blackish?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-16 08:46:12 CDT (-0400)

Could be scabrum though if context is not changing. There are some very orangeish forms.
Also an option could be L. rigidipes but very untypical versipelle too.
Besides there has been described a L. brunneobadium but I guess it is not a good species and is a nomen confusum.

By: Andrew Tomlinson
2013-09-16 08:35:26 CDT (-0400)

and healthy.

Birch still alive or just a stump?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-13 18:41:54 CDT (-0400)

Spruce could be a possibility but it doesn’t really look like L. piceinum. The other trees are of no importance. It does belong either to Betula or Picea.

Growing out of Birch – Betulus pubescens
By: Andrew Tomlinson
2013-09-13 18:28:49 CDT (-0400)

There are Alder, Larch, some pine, holly and sycamore. Adjoining spruce and Larch plantation. the site itself is a fishery and full of ducks…lots of nutrients, so I’d say acidic.

Which trees are nearby?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-13 07:43:18 CDT (-0400)

And is the forest acidic or calcareous? Thermophilous or psychrophilous?