Leccinum roseoscabrum

Pink scabers & ridges, esp. lower down, on an oft-curved white stem. Scabers darken w/age or handling. Oft-wrinkled, oft-spotted, dark- to chestnut-brown cap fades w/age.

Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: roseoscabrum

Common Name:

Tells: Pink scabers & ridges, esp. lower down, on an oft-curved white stem. Scabers darken w/age or handling. Oft-wrinkled, oft-spotted, dark- to chestnut-brown cap fades w/age.

Other Information: Whitish to pale yellow pores bruise yellowish. Whitish cap flesh DNS, but slowly changes to pink, red or purple-red when cut. Likes oak, but not exclusively.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No reaction on cap skin. Flesh turns pale orange.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns brown. No reaction on flesh.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction on cap skin. Flesh turns blue green.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes212259

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