Observation 131034: Suillus tomentosus (Kauffman) Singer

When: 2013-03-30

Collection location: Manila Dunes, Manila, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: R Tripp (eyeprod)

Specimen available

Noticeable because of the yellow cap with red spots. Evidently the cap changes shape over time. Stem is always slender and yellow with streaks of red. Most of what I found was rather dried and slightly weathered. Some seemed aborted. Some were in small clusters of 2 with some aborts present. We have not had much rain this winter or spring, so far. Could possibly affect the coloring of the samples I found. Usually, but not always present under conifers. Sometimes found in open areas with grass or other types of trees, but always in well drained soil. No special smell or taste. Stains blue almost instantly though unevenly. I’m just a hobbyist but I found it interesting.


This one is not under a tree
this one had a longer stem, yet still a conical cap.

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