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Observation 287865: Leccinum Gray

When: 2017-08-22

Collection location: Salmon River State Forest, Colchester, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

Orange cap, light brown scabers, in woods with hemlock and one dying yellow birch tree. Cut specimen bruised slate gray and I’m temped to call it L. insigne but looking for comments on this observation. At first I though L. vulpinum but lack of pines and bruising ruled that out IMO.


single FB in cleared area at the edge of State forest gravel road
maple, birch and hemlock here

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-08-23 10:30:20 CDT (-0400)

may not be able to resolve closely related Leccinum species due to lack of barcoding gap. Use of a second locus is required.

I collected L. vulpinum from a hemlock and beech forest
By: Chris Neefus (Chris Neefus)
2017-08-23 10:05:38 CDT (-0400)

it’s ITS sequence was a 99% match with several other L. vulpinum sequences on GenBank