Brown Birch Boletes on Yarner Heath
While I’m searching for Parasitic Boletes I stumble across a Brown Birch Bolete. They’re lovely mushrooms. They have scaly stalks, small tubes called pores underneath, not gills, and penny-bun style rounded tops.
Their scientific name now is Leccinum scabrum. Leccinum is from the Italian, Leccino, the name for a rough-stemmed bolete, and scabrum is from the word scabers, referring to the scaly stem.
And a bolete? A Bolus is a lump.
Back in 1891 their name was Boletus scaber. Here it is illustrated in the Atlas des champignons comestibles et vénéneux.
Comestible, it says.
Maybe that’s lunch sorted.
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