Common Names: Leccinum
A catch-all for unidentified fungi in the Leccinum genus. Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks. The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in north temperate regions, and contains about 75 species. Leccinum species are generally found in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America, forming ectomycorrhizal associations with trees.