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|I’d Call It That||3.0||10.84||2||(Alan Rockefeller)|
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I think this is a Boletus, in the edulis complex.
1) The pore mouths are small – many Suillus have larger, more irregular pore mouths.
2) I’d expect to see either a shorter or more slender, gracile stipe in Suillus.
3) The cap is really dry and smooth. Generally I’d expect to see either viscidity or hair fibers in Suillus.
4) Recognizing the difference between “glandular dots” and weird stretched out reticulae (in this case), or scabers is somewhat dependent on experience. Eventually, after looking at lots of fruitbodies, you will be able to tell most Suillus from the other genera at a glance.
In the end, I guess it’s about feel, especially having seen lots of fruitbodies of that species before.
This mushroom doesn`t look to be a boletus edulis, and my main observational evidence is the stalk. The stalk appears to have grandular dots, where a boletus edulis has a recticulate stalk.
I would say that it is a poor man`s slippery jack.
Created: 2010-08-16 20:33:50 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2010-09-18 12:47:03 PDT (-0700)
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