Leccinellum albellum

White/buff/pink/gray cap is usually quite wrinkled, a bit pointy, & cracks/fissures w/ age. Pores are notably depressed at the skinny stem.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Leccinum albellum

Genus: Leccinellum

  • Genus 2: Leccinum

Species: albellum

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Tells: White/buff/pink/gray cap is usually quite wrinkled, a bit pointy, & cracks/fissures w/ age. Pores are notably depressed at the skinny stem.

Other Information: Young specimens have tiny white scabers that darken to gray/brown w/ age. Likes oak.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom from Leccinum to the newly erected genus Leccinellum.

Edibility: Good.

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 332 North American Boletes 194 238

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