Observation 22703: Leccinum Gray

When: 2009-06-30

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-72% (3)
Recognized by sight
88% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Ivory colored cap, some times pinkish tinged, smooth some times cracked in patches;
pores indented at apex,
Flesh turning pink or lilac then gray when cut,
Spore print medium brown,
Stalk white, with dark ornamentations,
Used references: Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen, in her book Mushrooms of Western Canada,
Said that this one was yet to be found in a field guide and that she found it regularly but not often under aspen, saskatoon [June berry], buffalo-berry, etc.
fruits in July,

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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The only information
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-07-03 20:18:58 CDT (-0400)

I can find on L. niveum indicates that this name is a synonym for L. holopus.

By: Dave in NE PA
2009-07-03 17:15:53 CDT (-0400)

would favor the albellum hypothesis. Although it being a solitary specimen makes it more difficult to rule out the albino hypthesis, or the possibility that it is a sun bleached specimen of some other Scaber Stalk. B/R/B lists L. chalybaeum as an oak lover. The pics show a pale capped mushroom. L. luteum is pale capped and occurs in broadleaf forests. Tough to rule out L. scabrum as it is a very common mushroom.

no birch
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-03 08:27:48 CDT (-0400)

This single mushroom was found on a high ridge top under oak.

When I find
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-07-03 03:40:41 CDT (-0400)

the white birch loving Leccinum, there are often a number of them scattered about here and there, which leads me to guess they are holopus. Would an albinistic form of some Leccinum species tend to dominate a fruiting? Holopus types are listed by B/R/B as found in association with birch in bogs, but I have also seen them in mossy areas along upland trails in Vermont. Sometimes I find white specimens of L. scabrum (a common birch associate), but these often are seen in groups along with others that are gray capped.

You guys over there have so much Leccinum species
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-02 20:23:05 CDT (-0400)

that noone can possibly deal with them … I know the ones from Europe are very very difficult to distinguish how much more difficult has it to be in North America? You have about 200 described species names and it seems most of them are true species …

Very white
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-02 05:18:43 CDT (-0400)

could mean an albinistic form of just about any Leccinum species

it does look to white
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-07-01 23:35:24 CDT (-0400)

for albellum.
what was it growing with? And did you get any staining from it?

it could be holopus, but… it doesn’t have the right stature.

Leccinum albellum again? But it seems too white?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-01 16:59:04 CDT (-0400)

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