Name: Suillus Gray
Most Confident Observations:
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
Copyright © 2009 Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
Version: 15
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Rank: Genus

Status: Accepted

Name: Suillus

[#18623] Index Fungorum

[#18623] MycoBank

SF Species Synonymy

Author: Gray

Citation: Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 646 (1821)

Deprecated Synonyms: Gastrosuillus Thiers

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

To facilitate phylogenetic discussion, Nguyen et al.1 divide Suillus into three groups:
- Spectabilis group, listed in MO as Suillus spectabilis group sensu Nguyen et al.;
- Granulatus group, listed in MO as Suillus granulatus group sensu Nguyen et al.;
- Tomentosus group, listed in MO as Suillus tomentosus group sensu Nguyen et al.;

1 Nhu H. Nguyen, Else C. Vellinga, Thomas D. Bruns & Peter G. Kennedy (2016). Phylogenetic assessment of global Suillus ITS sequences supports morphologically defined species and reveals synonymous and undescribed taxa, Mycologia 108:6, 1216-1228 (also available via ResearchGate)

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Bolete with viscid cap and/or partial veil and/or glandular dots on stem; olive- to dark-brown spore print. Almost all Sullus species are Pinaceae associates.
Cap can be dry to strongly viscid, smooth to strongly fibrillose or scaly.
Partial veil can: sometimes leave an annulus on the stem; be cottony, viscid, or elastic-membranous; sometimes leave tissue at cap margin and thus appendiculate.
Pores often appear somewhat radially elongated/radially arranged, mouths often slightly angular or irregular in appearance.
Stipe with or without small, slimy glandular dots.

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By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2019-09-25 17:41:11 CEST (+0200)
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2016-05-06 04:46:29 CEST (+0200)

We don’t have a single Suillus posting on Mushroom Observer. Unbelievable.
Oluna asks me, “Where did they get lost?” Adolf

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