Common Name: Sand Loving Leccinum
Tells: Grows in or near northern Atlantic coast beaches in sandy soil. Wrinkled, oft-cracked or fissured, orange to yellow-orange cap fades w/age.
Other Information: White cap flesh stains red, slowly darkening toward wine- or purple-gray. White-buff to pale yellow pores age to tan or yellow brown, bruising darker. White stem is heavily covered w/hazel to cinnamon scabers. This is a true North American species, which is a welcome change from the norm for red- and orange-capped Leccinums.
Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.