Name: Suillus ponderosus A.H. Sm. & Thiers
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Joseph D. Cohen

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

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

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Boletales

Family: Boletaceae

Genus: Suillus

Lifeform:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

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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Created: 2007-01-09 21:03:39 PST (-0800) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2019-10-15 16:44:06 PDT (-0700) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
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