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Leccinum andinum Halling

Photograph by R. E. Halling © 1996

This bolete was originally described from oak forests near Medellin, Colombia (Mycotaxon 34: 106. 1989). It is now known from two sites near Cerro de la Muerte in the Cordillera Talamanca where it occurs with Quercus costaricensis, Q. seemanii, & Q. copeyensis. Characteristics include a brown cap, bright yellow colors, and a blue oxidation reaction when bruised.

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