Common Scaber Stalk Leccinum scabrum (Bull) Gray

Description:

Cap: Broadly convex, brown, often cracked in maturity; flesh unchanging or slowly changing to red. Pores: Grayish-white, stain brown. Stalk: Whitish stalk with dark scabers; may have blue stains near base; flesh unchanging or upper portion may change to red, may have blue stains near base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Habitat: Solitary or groups under birch.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A Common Scaber Stalk (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Common Scaber Stalk (mature cap with cracks) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Common Scaber Stalk (pores) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Scaber Stalk showing scabers on stalks in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A split Common Scaber Stalk fruiting body showing color changes in flesh in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Scaber Stalk spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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