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Leccinum pseudoscabrum
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Leccinum pseudoscabrum

Common Name: None

Synonyms:  Leccinum carpini, Leccinum griseum

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwoods

Spore Color: Cinnamon-brown

Pore Color: White 

Comments: 

The cap of this mushroom starts off brown and wrinkled, and will turn grayish-brown as it ages. It will also become cracked with age. The stem is whitish, and covered with brownish scabers.

Chemical Reactions:

KOH: slight pinkish/reddish on cap surface. Slight yellow in fissures with KOH.
Iron Salt – Dark blue-green to near black.

Lookalikes:  

Leccinum albellum has lighter colorations to the cap. Leccinum scabrum will somtimes bruise blueish near the base of the stalk. It is also less wrinkled when young and not becoming cracked in age.

Pictures:

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

9/13/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

Leccinum pseudoscabrum

9/20/12 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan County, IN