Observation 121619: Suillus pungens Thiers & A.H. Sm.
When: 2012-12-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Individual specimen spotted in the duff in a mixed woods area (oak/pine/bay) surrounded by disparate non-bolete species. Cap was viscous, solid and ‘heavy’-feeling though largely dry. Dark cap seems distinctive but doesn’t match with any simple bolete description I’m able to find.

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Bolete vs. Suillus
By: Jonathan King (buckyboy)
2012-12-30 16:13:12 PST (-0800)

So that’s what Suillus pungens looks like … no wonder I couldn’t find a bolete description to match. I’ve been under the impression (from Arora, I believe) that S. pungens is the most common Suillus in these parts, but while I’ve seen zillions of S. brevipes this season, this is the first S. pungens I’ve noticed.

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