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ushrooms of North America
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Key 5.1

Leccinum

 

Is the cap matted hairy, dry; bruises red then dingy blue; grows in the West?

Yes

Is the cap glabrous, viscid when wet?  ...................    ...............    ....................

Yes

 

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You have an L. fibrillosum

 

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Is the cap white to gray-brown, sticky to viscid in wet weather; flesh unchanged when bruised?

Yes

Is the cap rusty-red to red-brown, almost viscid to dry in wet weather; flesh staining red with gray tones?

Yes

 

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Is the cap rusty-red to orange-red? .....................

Yes

Is the cap orange-cinnamon with olive tones; grows under aspen?

Yes

 

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You have an L. aurantiacum

 

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You have an L. insigne

 

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Is the cap white or nearly so?

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Is the cap gray-brown?

Yes

 

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You have an L. albellum

 

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You have an L. scabrum

 

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