Leccinum ponderosum

Orange- to brick-red cap ages to the cupcake shape, w/pores coming up the sides. A great big mushroom that grows on or around decaying pines.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: ponderosum

Common Name:

Tells: Orange- to brick-red cap ages to the cupcake shape, w/pores coming up the sides. A great big mushroom that grows on or around decaying pines.

Other Information: Whitish stem w/brown to purple-black scabers bruises blue, esp. by base. Whitish pores age to pale olive-brown & slowly bruise yellowish to orange-brown. White cap flesh DNS.

Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.

Edibility: Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

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

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 210

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Niles
6 months 30 days ago

I found some Leccinum ponderosum growing under Pinus contorta on the Oregon Coast. Same habitat and timeframe for Matsutakes or Boletus edulis. Yum! Had a hint of sourness or “tangy-ness,” almost faint citrus or “piney” taste to them.