When: 2017-05-17

Collection location: Biltmore forest, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)

No specimen available

Majority of larger trees around were White Pine. However the closest tree was a very young red oak, just to throw me off. And a lot of poison ivy for my benefit.

Cap and pore surface both not staining when scratched. Flesh only changing slightly yellow when exposed. To me looks like small resin dots rather than scabers. Cap slightly moist and w/ peel-able skin.

(IMO) smell very pleasant, reminiscent of apricots


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It’s early to say…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-05-19 10:51:55 PDT (-0700)

…what our white pine-associated S. granulatus really is. The original description of S. weaverea A.H. Sm. & Shaffer 1965 calls for a partial veil, which is inconsistent with the morphology of S. granulatus.

By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2017-05-19 10:19:11 PDT (-0700)

interesting paper. Thanks for the share. If that’s the accepted case someone should make a note under the MO S. Weaverae that it is the NA name for granulatus.


Global Suillus ITS phylogeny (Oct. 2016)
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2017-05-19 10:05:28 PDT (-0700)

See here: https://sci-hub.cc/10.3852/16-106

Suillus weaverae is the NA granulatus associated with white pine.

S weaverae
By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2017-05-19 07:17:39 PDT (-0700)

The references I came across still list S. Weaverae as isolated to Minnesota.
The following reference seems to suggest S. Weaverae should be reclassified under S. Granulatus


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