Observation 207010: Leccinum vulpinum Watling
When: 2015-06-17

Notes: Norway spruce and pine.

Last photo shows staining after > 5 minutes. Staining in stipe base bluish slate-gray, in upper stipe dark purplish/blackish.

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Interesting info from Mushroom Expert, Igor.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-19 21:01:41 PDT (-0700)

The area where I found this mushroom is the same area where I find a type of B. edulis that I believe may have come along with the Norway Spruce trees that were planted there years back. So this could actually turn out to represent a Euro species. But vulpinum also looks like a promising proposal.

Material preserved and will be sent to Michael Kuo. So maybe we’ll find out…?

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-06-19 08:04:07 PDT (-0700)

…are both European species of conifer-loving scaber stalks. M. Noordeloos doesn’t exclude the possibility that both could prove to be the same entity. See www.entoloma.nl/html/leccinum_eng.html for further details.

Distribution of L. vulpinum in North America is discussed here:

Thanks Garrett.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-19 07:45:10 PDT (-0700)

Piceinum looks like the currently best available name for this one.

I wish I could find a way to get some Meltzer’s!

Leccinum piceinum
By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2015-06-19 06:02:55 PDT (-0700)

Given you habitat info I would say that it’s likely. According to mycoquebec.org If you look at the pileipellis under higher magnificatin in Melzer’s there will be material that stains, I assume dextrinoid. as that’s what the one I found earlier this year did. It’s season was out. I’m going to post it now.

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