Name: Suillus ponderosus
Author: A.H. Sm. & Thiers
Citation: Monogr. North Amer. Species Suillus: 38 (1964)
Deprecated Synonyms: Suillus imitatus var. viridescens A.H. Sm. & Trappe
Grandparent group: Suillus spectabilis group sensu Nguyen et al.
Parent clade: Suillus lakei clade sensu Nguyen et al.
Closely related to S. caerulescens which has a white veil and more fibrils on the cap and is less viscid. S. ponderosus has a yellow to orange veil. Tom Bruns mentioned in a talk at SOMA Camp 2008 that molecularly they are very close, but reliably distinguishable as separate species.
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