Leccinum versipelle  

Leccinum atrostipitatum ?02684

Leccinum versipelle (L. atrostipitatum) A.H. Smith, Thiers & Watling 

has an orange cap with sterile overlapping marginal edge. Its pores are whitish and become brownish with maturity. The stipe is off-white with very dark scabers from its initial appearance onward. When cut in half, the whitish flesh turns reddish on the upper stem becoming purple-gray over time. It is mycorrhizal with oak, birch and poplar. (Most leccinums associate wita single tree species).It is in the Boletaceae family of the Boletales order.Has a tendency to accumulate mercury, and must be cooked from 15 to 20 minutes to remove toxins. The entire mushroom turns black from cooking.