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Strobilomyces strobilaceus         Old Man of the Woods

Caps 5-15 cm, dry with thick blackish scales on a greyish to grey-brown ground, convex. Flesh white, staining red to black. Tubes white staining red then black. Stalks up to 13 cm tall by 3 cm wide, coloured as cap, hairy. Spore print black. Fruits on ground or dead wood. Also known as Strobilomyces floccopus. Edible.  Photo:  Brian Shelton

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