Leccinum luteum

Cap ages from pale yellow to olive-brown & from wrinkled to pitted to fissured. Likes hornbeam & ironwood. Flesh stains pinkish gray, resolving to brown.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: luteum

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Tells: Cap ages from pale yellow to olive-brown & from wrinkled to pitted to fissured. Likes hornbeam (a/k/a ironwood). Flesh stains pinkish gray, resolving to brown.

Other Information: White pores age to olive-buff, stain pinkish gray, & are deeply depressed at the stem. Stem is whitish high & yellowish low w/gray to black scabers.

Edibility: Good

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns orange-cinnamon to pale red.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh slowly turns olive.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0North American Boletes207256

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