Leccinum scabrum (Gewone berkenboleet (BE) / Birch bolete (EN) / Birkenpilz, Birkenröhrling (DE) / Bolet rude (FR)) is an edible fungus in the family Boletaceae. The species is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring only in mycorrhizal association with birch trees.
The genus name "Leccinum" was given first to a series of fungi within the genus Boletus, then erected as a new genus last century. Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks.
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