• Dwarf birch.


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The mushroom doesn't look to have gills, unless the bottom has a large ridge before they are exposed. The mushroom looks to be surrounded by reindeer lichen.

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  1. Aquila-chrysaetos 52 months ago | reply

    Leccinum of some type

  2. Travis S. 52 months ago | reply

    Yeah. I'm realizing this is a hard one without much detail. I could go Leccinum or Boletus.

  3. Aquila-chrysaetos 52 months ago | reply

    Leccinum based on the black speckles on the stalk,which is also rather thin,where as in a Boletus the stalk is often more bulbous. I assume that it was growing on the tundra? If so its mycorrhizall host is probably Dwarf Birch, making this most likely Leccinum versipelle. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leccinum_versipelle

  4. Travis S. 52 months ago | reply

    Nice. Thanks for the info! I don't remember seeing much birch out there, but that didn't mean it was there. Actually, that might be a hint of it directly behind and a bit to the left of that grass blade on the cap. Otherwise I mostly just see reindeer lichen and labrador tea. I think you got it!

  5. Buckeye. 52 months ago | reply

    Dwarf birch doesn't really look much like birch as we know it! It doesn't get much above a foot high. I can't see any in this pic - it's got dark green circular serrated-edged leaves.

  6. Travis S. 52 months ago | reply

    I'm actually more familiar with dwarf birch than birch. I tagged above what I thought it was. I scoured my pictures and came up with a red fox in some. Ah. Here's a better example. Monkshead with dwarf birch in the background.

  7. Buckeye. 52 months ago | reply

    Gotta love that tundra veg :-)

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