Observation 22224: Suillus lakei (Murrill) A.H. Sm. & Thiers
When: 2009-06-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: in mixed forest, 8,000’, conifers and gambel oak.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rim Trail, Box Canyon, Montezuma Co., CO’ to ‘Rim Trail, Box Canyon, Montezuma Co., Colorado, USA

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Used references: I could not find Suillus pictus in Mushrooms of Colorado, so I tried Bessette & Roody. Base of stipe is pinkish in S. pictus and blue-green in S. lakei.
Bessette, A., W. Roody and A. Bessette. 2000. North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY. 396p.

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that’s what I get for going on MO instead of going to bed after a long day of travel…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-16 08:38:16 CDT (-0500)

you’re absolutely right, of course it’s lakei, sez so right in Vera’s book next to the pretty picture! Deb does Duh.

That’s one of the hazards of all of this mushroom travel…a confusion of similar species from the East and West, esp. likely at the continental divide, where anything can (and does) occur. I actually read lakei and still called it pictus!

Thanks for catching that Darv.

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