Observation 114302: Suillus caerulescens A.H. Sm. & Thiers


Usually prolific on our coast, this year nearly absent.
Including a little of the yellowish pores.

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Recognized by sight: Cap looks more like S. ponderosus but can’t ID without a better picture of the mushroom…

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We have both S. caerfulescens and S. ponderosus in Oregon.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-10-23 10:13:55 PDT (-0700)

But this year was so dry for so long almost didn’t have anything for display. Oddly, 3 days later everything if popping up.

I would vote against S. ponderosus for 2 reasons: 1) not large enough. Specimen tag is 3 inches wide, making this specimen about 5 inches across the cap. S. ponderosus is closer to 8 inches across the cap. 2) Pores more yellow than pink. As displayed in Arora, S. ponderosus has a distinctive pink tint to the pores.

Created: 2012-10-22 20:17:08 PDT (-0700)
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