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Observation 4196: Leccinum Gray

When: 2007-09-24

Collection location: Southwest of Laramie, Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Mickelson (TimMickelson316)

No specimen available

this one reminded me of the mushroom houses on the cartoon the smurf’s lol also wondering what would be the best book for this novice mushroom hunter i have a couple but would like more

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘south west of laramie Wyoming’ to ‘Southwest of Laramie, Wyoming, USA’


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Mushroom books
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-25 00:36:28 CDT (-0400)

In Colorado I would start with “Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains” by Vera S. Evenson. If that one doesn’t satisfy, then I’d go to David Arora’s “Mushrooms Demystified”. It is a bit more biased towards the actual west coast, but it has a lot of comments about collecting throughout the US and the keys generally cover all the common US species. Some people find it a bit too technical and detailed, but in general it is very readable and fun. It is getting a bit long in the tooth regarding nomenclature, but there really isn’t a better option out there at the moment.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2007-09-24 17:28:56 CDT (-0400)

The Bolete like spores and scabers on the stalk tell us that this is a Leccinum species.

This page has more info on Leccinum then you wanted to know. There is also a key at the bottom of the page so you can determine which species you have.