Tells: White stem w/fine brown scabers that bruise bluish-green. Wrinkled/pitted, dull- to yellow-brown cap bruises bluish-green & often cracks & fissures w/age. Likes oak.
Other Information: Creamy white pores & tubes. Cap flesh stains grayish. Only confirmed from Illinois, Michigan and Ontario, but the range is expected to grow over time.
Edibility: Unknown. Until recently this mushroom was thought to be part of Leccinum cf. carpini, which is considered a good edible. In the absence of specific information it has been downgraded here to “unknown.” Please let us know if it causes you any problems.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin has no reaction. Flesh may turn pinkish or have no reaction.
- KOH: Cap skin may turn yellow or have no reaction. Flesh turns gray to greenish gray.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin has no reaction. Flesh may turn greenish or have no reaction.