Observation 299134: Leccinum Gray

When: 2017-09-16

Collection location: Campton, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

43.8028°N 71.5498°W 366m [Click for map]

Who: Chris C (nhchris)

No specimen available

This was found on the edge of a logging road through mixed softwood/hardwoods. I initially thought someone threw down half an orange. It did bruise slightly on the pore surface but unfortunately I did not perform extra diagnostics on this. Another possibility was Leccinum pseudoinsigne

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-16% (2)
Used references: Miller 2006, Baroni 2017, Fischer & Bessette 1992, Bessette & Roody 2000, Smith & Theirs 1971
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Recent molecular studies indicate that L. aurantiacum doesn’t occur in NA—also it’s cap is more red brown and the scabers much darker

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Leccinum aurantiacum is a European species
By: Chris Neefus (Chris Neefus)
2017-11-29 08:09:05 CST (-0600)

From Mushroom Expert:
“Leccinum aurantiacum is probably a European species, and no records are known from North America. The descriptions of L. aurantiacum in North American literature represent a mixture between a L. vulpinum-like, conifer associated taxon and North American species that are associated with broad-leaved trees, such as L. insigne, and L. brunneum.”
den Bakker & Noordeloos, 2005

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