Observation 13446: Suillus Gray

When: 2008-11-01

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

With the viscid red-pink-off white cap thought sure this was a Suillus. But after keying out in Aurora again, came up with Boletus rubropunctus, which I’m guessing is now B. rubropunctis. I’m never heard of this species before, and in Aurora it is reported from Idaho but not Oregon. There are several (but not a lot) of reddish scales on the stipe which should be visible in some photos. The pores are yellow to cream-colored, the cap is nearly 6 inches across; the stipe is about 4 inches tall; there is some minor reticulation under the cap on the stipe, as well as some elongated pores immediately adjacent to the stipe and what looks to be the remnants of a veil just underneath the reticulation. All of this is conjecture unless someone else recognizes this interesting ’shroom.


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
16% (4)
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Suillus glandulosipes
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2008-11-14 14:22:00 EST (-0500)

According to the Bessette Bolete Book it would be Suillus glandulosipes Thiers and A. H. Smith.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-14 13:49:32 EST (-0500)

But which is it? S. glandulosipes or S. grandulosipes?

Just removed my comments
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-12 22:59:17 EST (-0500)

which should allow Noah Siegel to post a new name of Suillus glandulosipes, if he wants. Anyone fairly certain of this?

Bluish edges to cap
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-06 05:57:38 EST (-0500)

Just looked again at photos 2 and 3, and noticed a blue-tint to the extreme edges of the cap. I didn’t notice those before.

Looks Suillus-like to me also.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2008-11-05 20:44:41 EST (-0500)

Glandular dots and smears vs scales and reticulum. Based on what is visible in the photos,I’m inclined to go with the former. Also some Suillus can be slightly reticulate and this one is not obvious.
The cap does look very similar to Suillus glandulosipes as pictured in the Bessette Bolete book. However the stalk in that species has “dense dark brown to black glandular dots and smears.”

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-11-02 19:57:59 EST (-0500)

It’s not B. rubropunctus which is around but uncommon in the northeast. I don’t know west coast boletes that well but off the top of my head I’d guess Suillus glandulosipes