Observation 224113: Suillus Gray

When: 2015-11-29

Collection location: Palm Beach Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cory (Moslerc93)

No specimen available

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

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The description in North American Boletes
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-11-30 12:53:15 CST (-0600)

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 17:59:30 CST (-0600)

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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