Observation 128199: Leccinum monticola Halling & G.M. Muell.

When: 2012-08-22

Collection location: Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

On display at the Senguio Fungus Fair.

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Not sure which host this was with
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-08-03 15:04:51 PDT (-0700)

I am not sure about the mycorrhizal partner because this came into the fair and I photographed it as I was setting up the table. Oak is likely, but there is also a lot of pine in the area. Looks similar to one that came into the same fair the year before, http://mushroomobserver.org/75513

Mycorrhizal partner?
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2014-08-03 14:49:44 PDT (-0700)

This is a nice find, Alan. In Costa Rica, Greg Mueller and I first discovered the taxon in a high elevation oak forest. That forest also had the arbutoid, Comarostaphylis mixed in. At first, we had no idea what this latter was and assumed that the ECM was with the oak. Only much later did we discover the species above timberline (no oak) and Todd Osmundson confirmed the association with the blueberry. I suppose it is possible that there could be an association with the oak. Thanks for the Obs.

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