Notes: I found these under two mature white pines growing next to my residence. Gregarious growth at its best! Mushrooming is now so poor everywhere else in NJ that this bonanza is out of place. I wish other finer edibles could occasionally do the same thing. While I am curious about how they taste, I am not looking forward to peeling the sticky cuticle. :)
Note the pale lemon yellow stipes in specimens of all ages — some with glandular smears and some without — and the cloudy whitish liquid oozing from the pores. In the past this form of S. granulatus used to be called S. lactifluus.
M. Kuo of MushroomExpert.com, who stresses the importance of ecology as a factor in establishing specificity in mycorrhizal relationships, that “In fact, specimens of Suillus granulatus collected under different [tree] hosts were revealed to be genetically distinct!”.
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“Suillus lactifluus is a synonym; the name was formerly applied to a form of Suillus granulatus with a stem that is more yellow in youth, glandular dots that do not darken as much, and a young pore surface frequently beaded with milky droplets; see the illustration to the right.”
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Yes, Walter, this large bundle was collected under two mature white pines growing in company of a pair of sweet gums, not that the latter ones would matter. :) The pines produced a much smaller crop this year about the same time.
White pine and????
Suillus lactifluus is a much more adequate name, I think!
(Only when I knew this synonym I was sure about the ID because is so much more descriptive)
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