When: 2014-09-12

Collection location: Nescopeck State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Shady area with mainly White Pine and hemlock. One oak near where these mushrooms were found.


Proposed Names

87% (1)
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: KOH bright scarlet-red on cap surface, negative on context. Ammonia reddish on cap surface.

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Hi Martin.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-13 19:17:23 CDT (-0400)

I just checked Index Fungorum, and the name “Leccinum longicurvipes” is not included under the genus heading “Leccinum.” So I guess they are calling this mushroom the same name as what I would call it, “Boletus longicurvipes.” Others, including Mushroom Expert, call this mushroom “Leccinum longicurvipes.”

I think that one of the really smart things about MO is that the highest level of confidence is called “I’d call it that.” So if you, or anyone else, wants to call this mushroom “Leccinum longicurvipes”, then who am I to tell you not to? IMO, either name works perfectly well… for the time being… until someone provides a reason why one or the other name should not be used.

I am confused over which name is preferred
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-09-13 17:59:57 CDT (-0400)

This has probably already been discussed at length on MO