When: 2008-07-12

Collection location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

No specimen available

Had white latex and sort of gray tones.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Latrobe Pennsylvania Westmoreland County’ to ‘Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA’


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Mycorrhizal host
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-02-27 20:12:09 CST (-0600)

If it is L. pyrogalus, it often occurs under ironwood, blue beech, also known as muscle wood. (Carpinus caroliniana) This tree also has Leccinum luteum as an associate.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-02-26 14:32:20 CST (-0600)

The combination of widely spaced, slightly decurrent gills and grayish concentric zoned cap seems pretty distinctive. Zoned arrangement on cap seems to rule out L. gerardii types. Matches very well with L. pyrogalus as pictured/described in Roody, “Mushrooms of West Virginia…”; except maybe the gills on this collection are a bit paler than what Roody describes.