Name: Suillus lakei (Murrill) A.H. Sm. & Thiers
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Suillus lakei

Author: (Murrill) A.H. Sm. & Thiers

Citation: Monogr. North Amer. Species Suillus: 34 (1964)

Deprecated Synonyms: Suillus amabilis (Peck) Sing.

Misspellings: Suillus lak

Brief Description:

Cap: 5-15 cm; convex, becoming flat or with a shallow central depression; covered with dull reddish brown scruffies; base color yellowish to tan; whitish partial veil tissue sometimes hanging from the margin; dry or slimy (see comments below); fading with age.

Pore Surface: Covered with a whitish to dull reddish partial veil when young; yellowish, sometimes darkening with age; bruising brown to reddish brown; pores angular, 1-3 mm wide, sometimes radially arranged; tubes to 1 cm deep.

Stem: 3-8 cm long; 1-3 cm thick; equal; without glandular dots, but streaked reddish below the ring; yellow above the ring, which is whitish to yellowish or reddish.

Flesh: Yellowish throughout, sometimes staining pinkish; usually bluish or green in the stem base when exposed (see bottom illustration).

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: Ammonia gray on cap surface. KOH black on cap surface. Iron salts gray on cap surface..

Spore Print: Cinnamon or brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 7-11 × 3-4 µ; subfusoid; smooth.

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Created: 2007-01-10 07:03:39 SAST (+0200) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2012-04-10 05:43:59 SAST (+0200) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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