Leccinum manzanitae (“Manzanita Bolete”)

White cap flesh slowly stains purple- or gray-brown. Whitish stem w/dense white scabers that darken w/age to red-black. Viscid red or red-brown cap.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: manzanitae

Common Name: “Manzanita Bolete”

  • Common Name: “Madrone Bolete”

Tells: White cap flesh slowly stains purple- or gray-brown. Whitish stem w/dense white scabers that darken w/age to gray-black. Viscid red or red-brown cap.

Other Information: Buff-olive pores bruise dark brown. Cap often a bit wrinkled or pitted. Grows under manzanita or madrone.

Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.

Edibility: Iffy. Many people eat and enjoy, but there have been some recent & well documented sickenings on the west coast.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns grayish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 208

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