Observation 162008: Suillus pungens Thiers & A.H. Sm.

When: 2014-03-23

Collection location: Presidio, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Lindsey Simon (elsigh)

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Not sure what this one is precisely. The stem reminds me of manzanita boletes in appearance, but it’s clearly a suillus based on the cap layer. Maybe suillus americanus? It’s pretty big, and it’s slightly sticky, waxy to the touch, but smells awesomely delicious.

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Utterly delicious
By: Lindsey Simon (elsigh)
2014-03-24 11:17:43 CDT (-0500)

Wow, my first time cooking suillus. I can see how someone might object to the texture of the caps if not-over-cooked, but the stems were fantastic, crunchy, and sweet. And once cooked til crispy, so were the caps.

I think pungens too now
By: Lindsey Simon (elsigh)
2014-03-23 23:30:28 CDT (-0500)

The top slime layer came off in a thin sheet and I’m pretty sure this is a match. But pungens does make me think of smelly in a not great way – this one smells really great, kind of sweet, and bolete-y

Created: 2014-03-23 20:02:41 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2014-03-23 23:28:42 CDT (-0500)
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