Observation 23365: Leccinum Gray

When: 2009-07-20

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Possibly a different species, with a quite dark brown cap and membranous partial veil. I saw at least two, identical-looking and a few feet apart in Zone 15 in moss under jack pine.

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Stature. (Not the world’s best photo, but shows stipe length in proportion to cap width; a lot of the length was hidden in the moss.)
Partial veil.

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Other potential host species
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-22 07:37:31 PDT (-0700)

are present as well. The nearest seedling or branch appears to be a Quaking aspen or something similar. Pinus contorta cone in background. Spoke with Dr. Michael Castellano last week, who mentioned mycorrhizal species may fruit some distance from their host trees. He suggested twice the height of the host tree was a distinct possibility. Therefore, if there was aspen 40 feet high but some 60 feet distant, it could still be a host! Here in Oregon where conifers often exceed 150 feet in height this becomes problematic. I bet in your area it could as well.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-07-20 19:33:53 PDT (-0700)
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-07-20 19:25:38 PDT (-0700)

is not in my Lincoff. Any reasons for suspecting that particular ID?

Created: 2009-07-20 18:47:37 PDT (-0700)
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