Observation 211368: Leccinum montanum Thiers

When: 2015-07-20

Collection location: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

Found a reference to L. montanum in the book, “Mushrooms and Truffles of the Southwest” – Jack S. States. Book states that this species is similar to L. insigne and found with aspen. References the stalk ornamentation as being dense at the base.

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-57% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: habitat? staining reactions?
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: similar to L. scabrum but with aspen instead of birch and yellowing pores

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pinonbistro – Terri
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-08-03 11:36:54 CEST (+0200)

Have researched the trees in the exact area where this was found. There are NO birch there. I am positive. The only birch found in Northern New Mexico is found in thickets along watercourses (Betula occidentalis). No water at all in this particular area. But of course, thousands of Aspen. I have not been able to find much information about L. montanum unfortunately. Thanks so much for your help!