Observation 60791: Suillus pungens Thiers & A.H. Sm.

When: 2010-12-10

Collection location: Davis, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Cap is viscid, the spore print was brownish, and was growing with gray pine (Pinus sabiniana).

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By: Byrain
2010-12-14 19:07:01 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the input and warning, luckily I so far haven’t managed to suffer such a reaction when smelling the specimens or handling them.

By: Eric Geller (sagacious)
2010-12-14 18:57:53 CST (-0500)

I have observed that color change in the local material. Seems common. I think what you have there is indeed S. pungens. Use caution when ‘tasting’ and smelling this species, as the latex has caused a burn-type reaction on sensitive skin areas, such as one’s face.

Cap color of young specimen
By: Byrain
2010-12-14 18:37:47 CST (-0500)

Wouldn’t the olivish cap of the young specimen in the last picture indicate Suillus pungens rather then S. granulatus?

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