Observation 108626: Suillus spraguei (Berk. & Curtis) Kuntze

When: 2012-09-02

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

These boletes were fruiting immediately adjacent to one another. Caps ~10 cm diameter. Under chestnut oaks and mountain laurel. Upland area.

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Recognized by sight: we can still call them S. pictus if we want…

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That actually seems to be a common growth habit…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-05 11:26:36 CDT (-0400)

for the “Eastern Painted Suillus”… found under oak, but associated with White Pine in the vicinity. I have seen examples where a specimen fruits up against the base of an oak.

Yes. Although these mushrooms
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-09-05 08:58:18 CDT (-0400)

Were under an oak, there are lots of white pines scattered through those woods.


Penny, are you certain there was not…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-05 07:39:38 CDT (-0400)

any White Pine in the area? S. spraguei is reported as associating only with this type of tree.

Created: 2012-09-04 19:16:30 CDT (-0400)
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