Observation 158054: Suillus Gray

When: 2013-08-07

Collection location: Estes Park, Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

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By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2014-01-17 19:24:33 EST (-0500)

I am in the process of trying to pin down the exact location of this observation and what tree species were present. By the time and date of these photos, I now see that this was found in Estes Park, not RMNP. I will develop more information tomorrow and let you know more about it.

Can we narrow this down to a few probables?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-01-17 17:59:56 EST (-0500)

From what I can tell, this species probably didn’t have a partial veil. The pileus is covered with radial fibrils and has purplish areas on golden-yellow background. The pore surface has reddish-brown stains. Were they blue originally? The pores are large and angular, not radially arranged. The stipe (yellow at the apex and paler below) is covered with reddish-brown glandular smears that for a dense cover on the pale yellow & whitish background). The stipe of the younger mushroom appears scaly — environmental/weather factors? Time/location = August/CO; we can eliminate species that are more N/NW in distribution…

Host tree(s)?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-01-17 16:38:29 EST (-0500)

I presume this was found under/near conifers. Perhaps your field notes have the name of the tree species. This could be helpful…

Suillus sp.
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2014-01-17 15:59:08 EST (-0500)

Thank you Mycowalt and Riverdweller for taking time to propose a genus name for my observation. Appreciate all the input I can get.

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