Observation 98953: Leccinum rotundifoliae (Singer) A.H. Sm., Thiers & Watling

When: 2012-07-02

Collection location: Iceland [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

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Thanks Irene
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-07-02 19:15:38 CDT (-0500)

This was photographed by some botanists I met on the way back from a waterfall hike. They sent this picture to me after I arrived back in the US. After 10 days in Iceland, I did not see one cap and stem mushroom. After an jaunt around the Island, they only came across this sole mushroom as well. I would have welcomed polypores of any kind

Dave, there some Salix, birch and many conifers in the area. There are actually woods in Iceland, but Gerhard says not, so we will have to believe him. It was extremely dry however, and the locals suggested that mushroom season was at least a month away for them.

I did pick up a book written in Icelandic on Fungus however Dave, so Im sure the Bessette version of boletes is right around the corner.

You are not in need of a key,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-07-02 18:26:17 CDT (-0500)

for there will be not much species there since there are no woods just dwarf heaths and maybe some planted stuff.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-02 18:00:28 CDT (-0500)

I’m guessing there’s no field guide to the “Leccinum of Iceland.”

Nice find, Damon!

It is a Leccinum.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-07-02 15:12:11 CDT (-0500)

Were there dwarf willows nearby? Or dwarf birches? A possibility is Leccinum rotundifoliae.

I agree
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-02 13:39:12 CDT (-0500)

Looks like a Leccinum

Why is the picture so small?
By: Byrain
2012-07-02 13:08:52 CDT (-0500)

Do I see pores?

Created: 2012-07-02 12:42:28 CDT (-0500)
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