Found in gravel/rocky ground, alluvial flood plain, almost no soil. Nearly matches Suillus lakei with the exception of white-tipped fibrils or scales on cap.


Clustered; reddish-fibrils on cap, many of them white-tipped.
White cap fibrils especially abundant near cap edge; pores yellow, with annulus.
In this specimen, white-tipped fibrils nearly two-thirds of cap circumference.
Stipe flesh firm, white to yellow, fibrous.

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-15 04:50:50 BST (+0100)

maybe there’s another reason.

It’s very common
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-14 20:51:52 BST (+0100)

for this species to have white-tipped fibrils when they are very young (just look through the various photo resources online). Perhaps the reason they are not mentioned in many text resources is that they disappear or become flattened (and not white-looking) very quickly as the cap expands.

Those white-tipped fibrils
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-14 20:44:50 BST (+0100)

still have me concerned, Christian. I can find no mention of them in Lincoff, Arora, or Smith, Smith and Weber.