Observation 223472: Leccinum sect. Leccinum
When: 2015-10-10
39.8136° -74.5436°
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> A single large and robust “juvenile” specimen growing in rich soil (unusual for the Pine Barrens) on sloped land between RRE 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.


MO223472 — Pic. #1
MO223472 — Pic. #2
MO223472 — Pic. #3
MO223472 — Pic. #4
Typical Pine Barrens scaber stalk (for comparison purposes only; not from this obs)
Typical Pine Barrens scaber stalk (for comparison purposes only; not from this obs)

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-22 23:06:33 CST (-0500)

L. albostipitatum is a European taxon to begin with. Besides, it’s mycorrhizally associated with a hardwood.

By: Robert(the 3 foragers) (the3foragers)
2015-11-22 10:20:30 CST (-0500)

How about Leccinum albostipitatum?

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