When: 2009-11-15

Collection location: Soquel, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: crbbndt

No specimen available

Little on the small side most from 3cm to 9 cm across spore print olive, stipe white/ finely netted with a reddish netting,pore surface yellow color not changing when bruised, growing in groups under pines, this is the closest name i could come up with maybe one of you locals has a better name. all looks right but wrong time of the year. also some edulis var regineus growing in the same area.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:12 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Soquel, california’ to ‘Soquel, California, USA’


Proposed Names

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Used references: mykoweb, mushrooms demystified- David Arora
79% (4)
Recognized by sight: Fairly common these days, particularly under 2 needle pines…

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-16 04:24:17 PST (-0800)

Yes, those totally look like Suillus. The glandular dots are evident (although blurry) in the second photo.
The stipe of Suillus, especially S. pungens, tends to be a more solid pale colour with a less fibrous texture, and the overall consistency and appearance is more translucent and waxy. B. rex-veris also usually darkens considerably more where damaged.

Kind of obscure distinctions, but they are more apparent when you have become familiar with both groups.

Might be Suillus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-16 01:17:13 PST (-0800)

These looks to be too much flash on these, and the stipes are washed out and too white. But there might be glandular dots on the stipe there? These look more to be young Suillus pungens, and not Boletus at all.