Observation 130511: Suillus brevipes (Peck) Kuntze
When: 2013-03-20
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: seems to be close to European Suillus collinitus
64% (2)
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S. brevipes
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 11:51:26 PDT (-0700)

is associated with lodgepole pines, that’s why we all thought in it, right? But like Gerhard says it could be another one, because all Suillus are associated with conifers. I saw one that could match, but there is few information about it. It’s Suillus albivelatus.

Usually they are very particular.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 11:40:10 PDT (-0700)

But S. collinitus can be found with different pines and even with oak which I have posted, or with spruce.

My impression
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-03-21 11:33:58 PDT (-0700)

is that Suillus species are very particular about their hosts. Are you sure about bovinus with lodgepole pine?
Anyway, I looked for a shortstemmed species that could grow with lodgepole pine, and found this one.. Could be others of course, but the colour is not a problem. Aged specimen can turn very pale.

Most Suilli
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 11:07:38 PDT (-0700)

either grow with pine or with larch here in Europe and in Asia. In America there seems to be a broader range of host trees but also many with pines. It is in the group where brevipes does belong but I do not know which similar species there are by heart, I guess there are some five more.

Yes, I had thought in it too
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 11:01:38 PDT (-0700)

everything matches except colour (with no mention of innate fibrillose)and the season (summer to late fall). I tried other similar but no one has light colors as this.
By the way, S. bovinus forms mycorrhizae with with lodgepole pines too, as I read.

Irene beat me to that again.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 10:46:23 PDT (-0700)

I just wanted to suggest brevipes myself. But keep in mind there are a few more short-stalked Suilli in your area!

By: Laurel (algoressister)
2013-03-21 08:11:51 PDT (-0700)

I found this on the dunes, at Bluebill lake.
It is growing under lodge pole pine, on moss, in sand.
Since it was the only example, I did not pull it up, or tip it over.
It had a short stem… Short enough I couldn’t just lay the camera in the sand.
I have found many versions of this mushroom, on the dunes, in he short time I have been looking… (6 months or so.)
This is my first spring hunting mushrooms.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 07:58:38 PDT (-0700)

I agree that just Suillus is a wiser choice, I even thought to propose it, but I fell on the mistake of adding bovinus to the name. I still not sure of seeing innate fibrillose on cap, but admit it, and I think that’s the only feature which could rule out S. bovinus until now. And certainly bovinus is a more common specie here than there.

algoressister, please the stem is important, try catching it on your future pictures. What was the habitat here, trees nearby?

better photos
By: Laurel (algoressister)
2013-03-21 07:53:03 PDT (-0700)

I will upload what I have…
I will go back and find it, and try again…
It is not THAT bad… Considering it was raining pretty hard. And I was sheltering the scene w/ my body.

Just look at the cuticle!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 06:47:17 PDT (-0700)

It is innate fibrillous like in collinitus and not uniformly colored as in bovinus besides the color is a bit different. Plus the pores are too bright.
Better photos of it would be a blessing though.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 06:12:46 PDT (-0700)

That is easy to understand, but what I wanted to know is: what features rule out S. bovinus, can tou explain me?

I voted down.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 06:09:15 PDT (-0700)

Because it is not Suillus bovinus ;)
This is close to collinitus I am not sure what they have there, maybe introduced, maybe indigenous American species. I would have to look through my literature but I am sure someone here will know what it is.

I mean
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 05:41:33 PDT (-0700)

your vote on “Suillus bovinus”.

As if?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 05:35:30 PDT (-0700)

What do you mean?

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-21 05:06:32 PDT (-0700)

Why “As if”?

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