Notes:
Growing in mixed woods, pines dominating.
Caps up to 11.5 cm across and appearing dry.
Taste mild. No strong odor.
Spore print orangy brown.
Spores ~ 7.0-9.0 X 3.1-4.0 microns, subfusoid and smooth.
Something similar to Suillus cothumatus/samonicolor but with a rougher cap and smaller spores(?)

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Ron,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-06-27 14:44:06 PDT (-0700)

You’ve collected something similar in the past, identified it as decipiens and commented on the smaller spores — obs 26317 and obs 243431.
I find this species in the NJ Pine Barrens, where it grows in association with hard pines. A few years ago we had a big flush of these, but in normal years it’s not very common. I recall Noah was interested in my collections as he thought there was a lookalike or a species cluster. Unfortunately, nothing came out of it.

They do look like large Suillus decipiens,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2017-06-27 14:36:36 PDT (-0700)

but I guess I was deceived by the short spores(?)

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