Observation 109685: Suillus tomentosus (Kauffman) Singer

When: 2012-09-11

Collection location: Echo Summit, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Found this lone specimen at ~ 7000 ft under mixed conifers.
Cap was 5.7 cm across and dry.
Both the cap and stipe flesh was whitish with slight bluing near edges when cut.
The taste was mild and no strong odor was detected.
Could not get a spore print.
Spores ~ 9.0-10.7 X 3.7-4.0 microns.
KOH on the cap gave a weak brown.
KOH on the cap flesh was brownish.

So far a good guess has eluded me. Suillus tomentosus does look like a reasonable ID. The conditions were fairly dry so the dry cap is not a big factor and some glandular dots were present although not real dark.

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