Snell's Leccinum Leccinum snellii A.H. Smith, Thiers & Watling  

Status:

Found scattered or groups in mixed hardwoods, frequently near Yellow Birch according to references.

Description:

Cap: Brown, convex to nearly flat; flesh white staining reddish near cap junction, then fading to gray. Pores: Whitish to gray-brown, may stain brown. Stalk: White with gray / black scabers, often with blue-green stains near base. Flesh of cut stalk slowly turns reddish near cap junction, then slowly fades to gray; lower stalk blue-green. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Snell's Leccinum (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). The two on the left are younger. Fruiting bodies were associated with River Birch. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snell's Leccinum (side view of fruiting body removed from ground) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Note dark scabers on light stalk and a few hints of blue-green near base of stalk. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snell's Leccinum in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Image features cut fruiting body showing reddish stains of flesh near junction of stalk and cap, blue-green stains lower portion. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snell's Leccinum in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). The reddish stains of cut fruiting body have faded to gray. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Snell's Leccinum specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Fusiform, smooth, pale brown; measured 6.1-6.9 X 3.6-4.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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