Observation 11779: Suillus Gray

When: 2008-09-29

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Definitely a bolete, and looks like a suillus. A few of these were growing in a small area in damp mixed woods. Red, mottled, meaty-looking caps with cream pores becoming yellowish, but not the dirty yellow, bright sulfur yellow, or lemon yellow of some other bolete pores I’ve seen from the same general area.

Some dark bruising on one small specimen, so I thought the bolete might bruise blue when cut, but it didn’t. There was a brownish core inside, but no color changes were apparent, at least not within the first couple of minutes.

Pore layer thin and cap and stipe flesh thick and white, aside from that brown core.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-02 20:34:46 EDT (-0400)

Can’t quite get this to species. Keys out at MushroomExpert.com to Suillus brevipes, S. granulatus, or S. lactifluus, with S. granulatus the best fit.