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Observation 5921: Suillus Gray

When: 2008-01-05

Collection location: Camarillo, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kevin (newellko)

Specimen available

These pop up after a rain in the winter time. Found in pee gravel landscaping, next to a rose bush, with a large pine tree overhead. The caps are slimy.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Camarillo, CA’ to ‘Camarillo, California, USA’


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75% (2)
Recognized by sight: Viscid cap, pores, brown spots on stipe.
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Maybe just Suillus pungens?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-05 21:01:55 -05 (-0500)

The distorted caps suggest that they had a hard time getting to the surface and I would guess given the location (southern California) and the recent rains that these are very young. I’ve seen pure white young Suillus pungens before. The second cap is starting to develop the characteristic green color. You should watch the area and see if more fruit. If they are S. pungens they will start white, then get a green tone and then turn a warm brown color. If they stay white, let us know since that would be very unusual.

slimy suillus fer sure
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-01-05 20:31:20 -05 (-0500)

Were the caps completely covered when you found them? sometimes a bolete won’t color if it is not exposed to light…

Sounds like highly disturbed hab. Any other exotic trees around? At the Conservatory in Pittsburgh, I once found a techni-color, tropical bolete, fruiting off a fig tree, and out of a rock wall, in the middle of winter!

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-05 18:50:41 -05 (-0500)

I think you’re right.

Initially the stipe looked to be covered in scabers, but now that you mention it, they look a lot more like grandular dots.

Could also be a Suillus.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2008-01-05 17:40:34 -05 (-0500)

Interesting Bolete. Looks a little like a Suillus, maybe Suillus placidus, but it’s fruiting in the wrong area.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-05 17:23:27 -05 (-0500)

Looks like Leccinum.