Notes: Only 2 collections of this species in WA state prior to this observation. I have found massive two pound collections of this species in the MidWest in Spring and Summer months. Herbarium specimens for NAMA database available.
Note netted and elongated pores underneath cap- very similar to the pore surface of many Suillus species and sometimes the base of Paxillus spp.
Odor: distinctly of melon rind and cucumber. Pleasant. I have eaten this species on three occasions in Iowa while visiting relatives. It loses the watermelon flavor in cooking and develops a very limonene-esque terpene flavor profile. Great with lemon peppered chicken and cream sauce on pasta with dill, chive, and cumin.
Temp: mid 60’s.
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