Observation 206655: Leccinum Gray
When: 2015-06-14

Notes: Hemlock stand.
No vinaceous stage to staining. Purple-gray to darker gray.

KOH: darkens on cap with dark perimeter, bright ornage on context.
Ammonia: negative on cap and context.

I think this qualifies as what BRB calls L. aurantiacum (a European species).

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I find these red-capped scaber stalks…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-14 21:49:34 PDT (-0700)

primarily in areas of pine and/or hemlock. Sometimes some oak in the vicinity. This collection was made in a creekside area highly dominated by hemlock.

Dave,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-06-14 21:43:56 PDT (-0700)

this is a very interesting collection, particularly because of the habitat. As you know leccinums are mycorrhizal “specialists”, with exception of the European L. aurantiacum. I am sure M. Kuo would be interested in this one. Are there any scaber stalks known to grow with hemlock? Any chance you missed a deciduous tree in the stand? :-)

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