Observation 146890: Suillus luteus (L.) Roussel
When: 2013-09-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Suillus, but what species? Perhaps S. brevipes, but stipes seem long
In duff near Coastal (2-needle) Pine, Holly

  • very viscid, despite recent heavy rains, including today;
  • color, light to medium brown; shows most accurately in 1st photo
  • diameter 4.5-7 cm
  • flesh light yellow, no staining, max 1.5 cm


  • yellow, perhaps becoming olive with age; do not stain when bruised
  • <1mm, not radially arranged
  • in 3rd photo, veil was manually removed to show pore surface; surface is darker than rest of tubes
  • tube length 7mm maximum


  • 8-11 cm
  • generally cylindrical, but base is rounded
  • no staining, outside or inside
  • fine glandular dots from surface of ground all the way up to cap
  • annulus or not – Not sure (these are young specimens with veil still in place), but I think no annulus because veil does not seem to adhere to stipe


  • odor not strong
  • taste sort of mildly buttery
  • solid mycelial mat, see 1st photo

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: notice the discoloration of the veil and how persistent it is (unlike S. brevipes)
Good description! Rain usually enhances viscidity.

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