Tells: A favorite of Alaskan foragers. White-pink cap flesh slowly stains gray to pale bluish gray. Likes kinnikinnick at higher elevations or bearberry in the tundra.
Other Information: Brick-orange, sometimes-tacky cap fades to orange-tan w/age. White stem w/whitish scabers that age brownish orange & end up brown. Whitish pores age to buff- or yellowish-brown, & stain brown.
Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: Cap skin turns pale yellow.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns blue.
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