Observation 224113: Suillus Gray
When: 2015-11-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on dead leaves, possibly wood. Palm and pine mixed forest

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The description in North American Boletes
By: Phil (gunchky)
2015-11-30 13:53:15 EST (-0500)

Matches well with this species. If you still have it, or can find more, try a drop or two of household ammonia on it. If you have other chemicals (Potassium Hydroxide, or Iron Salts) use them as directed. You can buy Iron Salts in a drug store, and you can buy potassium flakes online from soap makers and make your own. It’s easy to make, but if you’re anxious about doing it you can contact a high school chemistry teacher.

Looking through the NA Bolete manual…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-11-29 18:59:30 EST (-0500)

Suillus hirtellus seems like a possibility.

Here in Pennsylvania I have seen Suillus growing from what seems to be fallen wood or the base of a living tree. In particular, it is not uncommon to see S. spraguei like this. The mycelium of the mycorrhizal fungus apparently climbs/spreads onto the wood before the mushroom fruits.

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