When: 2007-11-13

Collection location: Nags Head, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

small bolete, trail-side, mixed forest, sev scattered, mild taste and odor
ST: 40-50×10mm, solid, curved, cap-like texture and color to maybe a bit more colored (esp. orange tones below and yellow tones at top), flesh turning rather orange inside, some rather off-center
CAP: 40-50mm wide, broadly convex to plane, densely fibrillose, some odd nondescript pinkish yellowish brownish off-white, margin curled under a bit (remnants of veil?)
FLESH: 10mm thick, whitish, staining reddish in spots throughout quickly, soft
VEIL: none found
PORE: ochre, pores irreg and large (around 1mm wide), somewhat radially arranged, sl decur, to 5mm deep, bruise brownish
SPORE: print yellowish brown

The irregularly angular radially-arranged ochre pores must be Suillus, but the key in Demystified doesn’t give me any confidence in the species ID. Searching through countless descriptions of various Suillus online, S. decipiens seems the best match. (See description on rogersmushrooms.com, for example.)


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what a great find!
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2007-11-13 21:54:19 CST (-0600)

These Suilli never will cease to intrigue me… I looked last time if was down south and never found a one! this a really cool species! thnks for sharing the knowledge!