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Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Scop.) Berk., Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 78 (1851)

Boletus floccopus Vahl, Fl. Danic.: tab. 1252 (1797)
Boletus cinereus Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 504 (1801)
Strobilomyces floccopus (Vahl) P. Karst., Bidr. Känn. Finl. Nat. Folk 37: 16 (1882)
Strobilomyces strobiliformis (Vill.) Beck, Z. Pilzk. 2: 148 (1923)

Habitat: On soil, usually with Fagus and less often Carpinus in mixed deciduous woodland, occasionally with conifers such as Pinus spp. in mixed woodland.

Notes: Occasional but apparently widespread, and may be locally abundant in areas such as the Welsh borders (Severn Valley). Not reported from Ireland (Down) since 1880.

Distribution: E: !, S: !, W: !, NI: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 54319; Scotland: K(M) 17917; Wales: K(M) 108401

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 206
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Boletes and agarics (1st part) 3: 361 pp. (1991), p. 50, pl. 2
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 72
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 421
I:, in Krieglsteiner, G.J., Die Grosspilze Baden-Würtenbergs - Band 2 2: 620 pp. (2000), p. 293

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (Red Data List, Ing 1992); removed from list (Red Data List, Evans et al. 2006)

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