Observation 4196: Leccinum Gray
When: 2007-09-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: this one reminded me of the mushroom houses on the cartoon the smurf’s lol also wondering what would be the best book for this novice mushroom hunter i have a couple but would like more

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Mushroom books
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-24 21:36:28 PDT (-0700)

In Colorado I would start with “Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains” by Vera S. Evenson. If that one doesn’t satisfy, then I’d go to David Arora’s “Mushrooms Demystified”. It is a bit more biased towards the actual west coast, but it has a lot of comments about collecting throughout the US and the keys generally cover all the common US species. Some people find it a bit too technical and detailed, but in general it is very readable and fun. It is getting a bit long in the tooth regarding nomenclature, but there really isn’t a better option out there at the moment.

Leccinum
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2007-09-24 14:28:56 PDT (-0700)

The Bolete like spores and scabers on the stalk tell us that this is a Leccinum species.

This page has more info on Leccinum then you wanted to know. There is also a key at the bottom of the page so you can determine which species you have.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/leccinum.html

Created: 2007-09-24 09:54:14 PDT (-0700)
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