Leccinum montanum

White-buff pores age to pale cinnamon-brown, & stain yellow- to dark-brown. Oft-pitted, buff-brown to gray-brown cap. White cap flesh rarely stains gray.

Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: montanum

Common Name:

Tells: White-buff pores age to pale cinnamon-brown, & stain yellow- to dark-brown. Oft-pitted, buff-brown to gray-brown cap. White cap flesh rarely stains gray.

Other Information: Whitish stem w/light scabers that darken w/age to brown or blackish-brown, often leaving a white band by the pores. A west coast mushroom. Likes aspen. L. scabrum grows under birch instead of aspen.

Edibility: Edibility unknown, but the very similar L. scabrum is quite good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes209

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