Tells: White cap flesh slowly stains lilac, resolving to purple-gray or blackish. Buff to yellowish pores have brownish zones & stain dark purplish- or brownish-gray. Likes birch & aspen.
Other Information: Pale pinkish-cinnamon cap cracks & fissures w/age. Whitish stem w/dark scabers.
Science Notes: NOTE: The cap can sometimes get pink enough to include this as one of the red- and orange-capped Leccinums. See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.