Leccinum fallax

Whitish stem w/dark brown scabers swells to a bulb at the base. Stem flesh may have greenish-blue stains at base. White-buff pores bruise reddish brown. Likes conifers.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: fallax

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Tells: Whitish stem w/dark brown scabers swells to a bulb at the base. Stem flesh may have greenish-blue stains at base. White-buff pores bruise reddish brown. Likes conifers.

Other Information: Dark red-brown to rusty-red cap. Cap flesh DNS or darkens slowly. Found in the Rocky Mountains. Very similar to L. subalpinum, a Southwest Mountains species with a velvety cap that grows only at high altitude and does not have the bulbous stem-base. See also L. fibrillosum, which has cap flesh that stains pink before going dark. 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 216

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