Leccinum insolens var. brunneo-maculatum

Whitish pores age yellower & stain yellow-brown. White flesh stains purple-brown. White to pink-buff cap bruises dull brown.

Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: insolens var. brunneo-maculatum

Common Name:

Tells: Whitish pores age yellower & stain yellow-brown. White flesh stains purple-brown. White to pink-buff cap bruises dull brown.

Other Information: White scabers on pale stem age to dark brown. Differs from regular L. insolens by a paler stem, the brown bruising on both cap & stem, and having the flesh stain dark without the pink/purple intermediate stage. Likes birch & aspen.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns bluish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 206

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