Notes: > A single large and robust “juvenile” specimen growing in rich soil (unusual for the Pine Barrens) on sloped land between abandoned railroad tracks and the edge of a cedar swamp.
> Mixed woods of cedar, pitch pine, birch, scrub oak and possible black gum in the vicinity — many mycorrhizal partners to choose from, but pitch pine is believed to be the host.
> Unlike the typical cryptic Leccinum sp. or spp. usually found in the NJ Pine Barrens and having orange/orange-brown/ reddish caps (see the last two photos for comparison), this fruiting body had a yellowish-brown cap covered with a whitish “bloom”. This "variety"of the above taxon/taxa has never been observed by me in many years of collecting scaber stalks in the Barrens.
> According to the collector, J. L. Smithson, who kept and preserved this specimen, the exposed flesh might have gone directly to grayish-black. The typical color transformation of the orange-capped Pine Barrens leccinum is vinaceous or pinkish-vinaceous to deep grayish-violet to black.
> This material is preserved for the NJMA Herbarium and M. Kuo.
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How about Leccinum albostipitatum?
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