Observation 179578: Suillus brevipes (Peck) Kuntze
When: 2014-07-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I believe these are Suillus brevipes (Slippery Jacks).
Found growing beneath conifer forest canopy all over the place in July, 2014,
in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.
It was lightly raining on and off, so wasn’t sure if the top of the cap was wet or was it slimey. Then I saw more and more that were slimey looking.

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Edible!
By: Connie (ImBooToo)
2014-09-19 12:48:19 PDT (-0700)

Wikipedia says this about this mushroom:

““Like many species of the genus Suillus, S. brevipes is edible, and the mushroom is considered choice by some. The odor is mild, and the taste mild or slightly acidic. Field guides typically recommended to remove the slimy cap cuticle, and, in older specimens, the tube layer before consumption. The mushrooms are common in the diet of grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. “”

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suillus_brevipes

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