Leccinum discolor

Whitish pores age to greenish yellow or olive-brown & bruise dark brown. White cap flesh stains pink to orange-brown, resolving to dark purple-brown or brown-black. Likes pine & aspen.

Compare
SKU: Leccinum discolor Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: discolor

Common Name:

Tells: Whitish pores age to greenish yellow or olive-brown & bruise dark brown. White cap flesh stains pink to orange-brown, resolving to dark purple-brown or brown-black. Likes pine & aspen.

Other Information: Dull orange-tinted (-buff, -yellow, or -brown) cap ages toward dull cinnamon & may be tacky.  White stem w/white baby-scabers that soon darken toward black. Think L. insigne with context that stains pink before brown, or a less-orange-capped L. aurantiacum. 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: 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 0 North American Boletes 201

Got something to discuss?