Displayed at September Oregon Mycological Society meeting, specimen from a new member who is still learning mushroom shapes and features. Stipe lacking. Cap surface: brown, ochre, vinaceous and reddish areas, with a covering a fine dark brown to reddish fibrils or hairs; 4 inches x 6 inches (10×15cm) across; cap context predominantly white with some staining from exposure to air or bruising from handling (could even be insect damage); pore surface olivaceous-brown staining black where bruised by handling. Found on northern Oregon Coast, likely north of Tillamook and Tillamook County. Black-staining pores have me stumped. Boletus smithii?


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Recognized by sight: Suillus punctatipes has an irregular outline or deformed cap margin. The brown fibrils of the cap are usually in slime and the flesh is WHITE. The pores are boletinoid and bruise brown. Habitat is with pine, including lodgepole pine.
Used references: Thiers, H. D. 1975. California Mushrooms: A Field Guide to the Boletes. Hafner Press, New York, NY. 261p. CA Boletes at MykoWeb
Smith, A. H. and H. D. Thiers. 1964. A Contribution Toward a Monograph of North American Species of Suillus. Privately Published. 116p.

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If Suillus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-30 12:22:37 CDT (-0400)

then similar to S. lakei. Problem: flesh not yellow. Flesh more similar to S. cavipes. Problem: gills not yellow. Additional problem for both above species: cap size of 10×15cm (4-6 inches) makes this specimen on the huge side for either species.