Tells: Yellow to red-orange, sometimes viscid cap. When young, white cap flesh stains reddish cinnamon & resolves to bluish brown-gray. Mature flesh stains straight violet-gray. Likes birch & aspen.
Other Information: Buff pores age brownish & stain olive to olive-red-brown. White stem w/scabers that darken w/age from white through orange-brown to blackish.
Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns olive gray.