When: 2007-09-08

Collection location: Albany Co., Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave (vertical)

No specimen available

I find these in association with Quaking Aspen in the Rocky Mountains.
There is an interesting staining that occurs when the stipe is damaged. It turns kind of blue/purple. I have eaten these and find them a good edible.


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43% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Audobon Field Guide
Mushrooms of N. America
51% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Getting Leccinums to species is challenging. In my experience, L. scabrum is generally associated with birch. I usually apply L. insigne as a field id to most aspen associated Leccinums.
Used references: Based on Arora, you need to know the details of the staining reaction to decide (L. insigne goes blue/purple directly, L. aurantiacum first stains reddish, vinaceous or burgundy).

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