Thinleaf alder (Alnus tenuifolia)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Alders . . . ] Forest Type: Western Mountain Streams
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in western North America along mountain streams, or around mountain lakes and bogs.
Stature: Up to 30 feet high; trunk to 8 inches in diameter; when mature featuring a narrow, rounded crown.
Leaves: 2-4 inches long; simple; sometimes very slightly lobed; coarsely and doubly toothed; dark green above; paler below; with 6-9 pairs of veins.
Bark: Thin; smooth when young, becoming a little scaly; gray to reddish brown.
Fruit: A tiny, nearly circular nut; cones up to about 1/2 inch long.
Frequent Mushroom Associates
Many mycorrhizal species, especially in the genera Lactarius (including Lactarius glyciosmus) and Russula; also saprobes in Mycena (including Mycena haematopus var. cuspidata, Mycena roseipallens, and Mycena alnicola); and Psathyrella.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Thinleaf alder (Alnus tenuifolia). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/almus_tenuifolia.html