Scientific name:Leccinum quercinum (Pilát) E.E. Green & Watling 1969 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 12.01.2015: Leccinum aurantiacum (Bull.) Gray 1821 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Quercus (Oak)d0d0
Cap: 6-15 cm across, hemispherical when young, later convex to plane and pulvinate, smooth surface, finelly tomentose suedelike when dry, slightly lubricous when moist, brick red to chestnut brown, more rarely light date brown, sometimes lighter brown to olive brown toward the margin, margin obtuse, projecting somewhat beyond the tubes.
Hymenophore: whitish, later gray to olive-yellow, spotting brownish when bruised, strongly notched at the stem, cup surface beneath the tubes whitish.
Spore print: yellow brown
Spore: fusiforme, 13,3-17,5(18,5) x 4-4,7 μm
Stem: 10-20 x 2-4 cm, slightly clavate, sometimes ventricose, surface cream-colored, covered with scabers which are whitish at first, later quickly turning brown and blackish in age, in a slightly netlike pattern, spotting blue green in places when injured, solid to pithy, flesh whitish, turning pink to grayish when cut.
Flesh: white, spongy, turning faintly pink when cut, thick, mild odor and taste.
Habitat: in mixed hardwood forests, under oaks, in warm places, on soil among grass, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: with FeSO4 flesh and stem turns green-blue (gray).