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Strobilomyces strobilaceus        Old Man of the Woods

Description: Caps are 5-15 cm, convex, dry,  with thick blackish scales on a greyish to grey-brown ground. Flesh is white, staining red to black. Tubes are white, staining red then black.   Pores are grey to balck.  Stalks are up to 13 cm tall by 3 cm wide, shaggy, and coloured as the cap.  Spore prints are black.   It fruits on the ground or on dead wood.  It is also   known as Strobilomyces floccopus.