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