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Leccinellum griseum (Quélet) Bresinsky & Manfred Binder
Xizang (Tibet): Riwoqe Xian. Road from Changdu (Chamdo) to Nangqen, Qinghai, along Lancang Jiang (Ge Qu, or Ge River), then W along tributary of Lancang Jiang on road to Riwoqe via Machala coal mine. Meadow beside stream and slope, both with scattered shrubs; Berberis and Salix dominant, with Rosa and scattered Picea and Juniperus. 31°27'36"N, 96°43'29"E; 3735 m.
Cap 5-7 cm in diam., convex, gray to brownish gray, center with more brownish tinge, small or finely rugulose, margin becoming very pale bluish when injured; context of cap dirty white, unchanging. Hymenophore gray with very pale olivaceous tinge, up to 1.5 cm thick; tube concolorous with hymenophore surface; stipe 10 -15 X 1-3 cm, attenuate upwards, base clavate to narrowly clavate, surface dirty white, not bluish, covered with dark brown or blackish squamules; contest of stipe dirty white, unchanging, but becoming pale pinkish or brownish near the base when cut.
Zhu-Liang YANG
5322 24 July 2009

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