Observation 171169: Suillus hirtellus (Peck) Snell
When: 2014-07-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A single specimen growing in mixed woods of pitch pine and scrub oak.

> A dingy-yellow, glabrous to touch pileus covered with grayish-yellow hairs (seen with a lens).
> The pore surface developed faint purple-lavender stains when handled, though they didn’t persist.
> The spore print was brownish green at 50-60% relative humidity, as seen in natural light.

> Macrochemical Tests:
- KOH = deep amber brown on cap; redish-brown flash resolving to medium brown on context
- NH4OH = gray-green on cap; brownish-green on context
- FeSO4 = olive green on context

> Microscopy:
[20/1/1]; L x W = (7.9-) 8.4-8.8 (-9.3) x 3.0-3.3 um
L x W = 8.5 × 3.1 um
Q = (2.5-) 2.57-3.03; Q = 2.71
Spore shape = subfusiform, cylindric; greenish in KOH; multiguttulate with 1-3 larger oil droplets

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Recognized by sight: Developed purplish-lavender stains on the pore surface
Used references: North American Boletes by Bessette-Roody-Bessette;
Based on microscopic features: See Notes

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