Leccinum subtestaceum

Cinnamon-brown pores age paler & slowly stain reddish-gray. White cap flesh stains purple-gray to blackish, esp. by the stem, w/no red. Likes birch & aspen.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: subtestaceum

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Tells: Cinnamon-brown pores age paler & slowly stain reddish-gray. White cap flesh stains purple-gray to blackish, esp. by the stem, w/no red. Likes birch & aspen.

Other Information: Salt & pepper stem has flesh that may stain blue by the base. Rusty- to orange-red (sometimes liver colored) cap may crack or fissure w/age.

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 greenish blue.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 217

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