Leccinum aeneum

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.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: aeneum

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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.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 193

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