Observation 172752: Leccinum Gray

When: 2014-08-05

Collection location: Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Cap looks like B. chrysenteron. Whitish pores look like T. sordidus. Stipe looks somewhat like Leccinum. No staining/bruising. Pore color in photos is true.

Mixed hardwoods with lots of oak.


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No hint of yellow…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-12-13 08:46:39 PST (-0800)

on this cap. As seen in the notes, color in photo is true. So according to BRB, color points way from subgranulosum. But the one photo linked below shows ones with dark gray caps.

Large pores seem really interesting. The ones on the Quebec website also have large pores.

I forget how the color compared, but the ones labeled as subranulosum at Maine/NEMF looked like this one.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-12-13 08:04:05 PST (-0800)

appears too dark for L.subgranulosum. See photo in Bessette & Roody. Description says yellow brown.

Doesn’t really look like snellii to me, Richard.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-13 13:20:20 PDT (-0700)

But the Leccinum proposal appears to have hit the target. Collections of L. subgranulosum I just saw at the NEMF foray looked very close to this. Nice call on the genus. Seemed sorta ambiguous to me.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-08-09 06:28:35 PDT (-0700)

i wasn’t sure…
because some places i read that it may/may not stain.
maybe, 2 different species are being represented.
i was wondering why you didn’t propose the name w/ all of your L. snellii observations.

L. snellii…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-09 05:16:18 PDT (-0700)

stains blue on the lower stipe context and red on the context where the stipe meets the cap. No staining noted on this sectioned specimen. Also, the pore are large for snellii.