Tells: Found in the California Sierra Nevadas. White cap flesh slowly stains purplish-gray or -brown, & stem flesh stains green by base. Likes manzanita, bearberry, & their relatives.
Other Information: Apricot- to reddish-orange or copper cap may crack or fissure w/age. Whitish pores age to olive-buff & bruise darker or brown. Salt & pepper stem w/fine white baby scabers that end dark brown or black. This is a true North American species, which is a welcome change from the norm for red- and orange-capped Leccinums.
Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.