Old Man of the Woods Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Scopoli) Berkeley    Synonyms: Strobilomyces floccopus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Boletales   >   Family Boletaceae   >   Genus Strobilomyces   

Status:

Found solitary on ground or on well-rotted wood in hardwood forests only.

Description:

Cap grayish covered with large, soft, woolly black scales. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

Compare S. confusus. See also Old Man of the Woods genus page.

There are 38 records in the project database.

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Old Man of the Woods in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods (S. strobilaceus) (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/29/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/2/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods (split fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Charles Co., Maryland (8/2/2019). (c) Tim Emhoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Emhoff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Charles Co., Maryland (8/2/2019). (c) Tim Emhoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Emhoff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Old Man of the Woods in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). No rights reserved. Photo by Jennifer Siegmann via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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