Leccinum pseudoinsigne

Yellow to red-orange, sometimes viscid cap. When young, white cap flesh stains reddish cinnamon & resolves to bluish brown-gray. Mature flesh stains straight violet-gray. Likes birch & aspen.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: pseudoinsigne

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Tells: Yellow to red-orange, sometimes viscid cap. When young, white cap flesh stains reddish cinnamon & resolves to bluish brown-gray. Mature flesh stains straight violet-gray. Likes birch & aspen.

Other Information:  Buff pores age brownish & stain olive to olive-red-brown. White stem w/scabers that darken w/age from white through orange-brown to blackish.

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

Edibility: Good.

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

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 211 257

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