Leccinum griseum

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Leccinum griseum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Boletaceae
Genus: Leccinum
Species: L. griseum
Binomial name
Leccinum griseum
(Quél.) Singer 1966
  • Leccinum carpini[1]
  • Boletus leucophaeus[1]
  • Boletus pseudoscaber Kall.[1]
  • Gyroporus griseus[2]

Leccinum griseum is a common, edible mushroom in the genus Leccinum. It is found below hornbeam, usually in small groups. Young mushrooms with firm flesh are very palatable.


The cap is convex, usually greyish brown but can be light brown to olive. It grows up to 15 cm in diameter. The stem is pale grey, rather long and slender with longitudinal furrows. The flesh is white, slowly turning grey-violet when cut, particularly in the stem, and it has a mild taste.


  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.
  1. ^ a b c Errotari (Durango's Mycological Association), Leccinum carpini
  2. ^ Cybernome, Gyroporus griseus

External links[edit]

Leccinum griseum in Index Fungorum
Leccinum griseum in MycoBank.