Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Boletaceae

Leccinum scabrum (Bull.) Gray

Brown Birch Bolete

A common fungus in association with Birch. An olive-brown cap sometimes with lilac tones, quite dark with age. Microscopy is required to identify closely related species. Very common in birch woodland and heaths

Kibby (2011) British Boletes with keys to species
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi