Leccinum areolatum

White cap flesh slowly stains lilac, resolving to purple-gray or blackish. Buff to yellowish pores have brownish zones & stain dark purplish- or brownish-gray. Likes birch & aspen.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: areolatum

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Tells: White cap flesh slowly stains lilac, resolving to purple-gray or blackish. Buff to yellowish pores have brownish zones & stain dark purplish- or brownish-gray. Likes birch & aspen.

Other Information: Pale pinkish-cinnamon cap cracks & fissures w/age. Whitish stem w/dark scabers.

Science Notes: NOTE: The cap can sometimes get pink enough to include this as one of the red- and orange-capped Leccinums. 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 332 North American Boletes 194

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