Leccinum potteri

Tawny- to brick-orange cap w/white patches from its baby veil. Likes large-toothed aspen & oak.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: potteri

Common Name:

Tells: Tawny- to brick-orange cap w/white patches from its baby veil. Likes large-toothed aspen & oak.

Other Information: White cap flesh stains reddish, darkening to lavender & resolving to purple- to dark-gray. White pores age to tan or olive-brown, & bruise yellowish before resolving browner. Stem scabers start white & age through yellow-brown to dark brown/black. Stem sometimes has blue stains lower down. The remnants on the cap are a key distinguishing feature.

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): Cap flesh turns bluish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 211

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