Observation 149714: Leccinum holopus var. americanum A.H. Sm. & Thiers
When: 2013-10-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Damp mossy path lined by gray birch.

KOH grayish on cap, brown on pores/tubes.

Staining of cut context slowly pale reddish and eventually grayish. Patchy blue in the stipe base.

Stipe bases all with exterior greenish stain.

Spore print dull brown.

Although I have called this type, which I collect often in this same location, “holopus”, I can’t help but wonder about the possibility of “oxydabile” being a better name. The intensity of the reddish staining varies by collection, as does the cap color. Link below is for a collection made a year ago at the same location, which I believe represents the same species.
http://mushroomobserver.org/112862?q=1a9CB

I suppose it’s possible that two similar species routinely inhabit this same area/habitat.

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