Observation 77417: Suillus spraguei (Berk. & Curtis) Kuntze

When: 2011-09-26

Collection location: Cameron Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

No specimen available


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Well, some info-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-09-28 03:28:53 +06 (+0600)

I had to peel the veil back to see the pores. I went by the look and color of the pore surface, so it felt right to go in the Chalciporus direction. I’ve never heard of a wooly one myself so… Anyway, the cap and stem had lots of what I guess you’d call floccose material that would kind of get stuck to your fingers, seemed natural and not infected by something. The oozing thing is weird. The stem felt light and corky kind of in your fingers. Sort of like how Old Man of the Woods (Strobilomyces something or other) does. Yellow mycelium. No odd smell. Failed to taste.

Didn’t collect, but I should have as usual. Headed back in a week so I might be able to find them again. Big friggin’ woods up there though.

looks like
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-09-28 01:41:19 +06 (+0600)

an infected Suillus spraguei

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-09-27 22:21:55 +06 (+0600)

What the hell is this thing? The pores definitely look like a match for Chalciporus, but I’ve never heard of a shaggy species.. Boletellus has lighter yellow pores and a smooth stipe, Strobilomyces only comes in shades of black, white, and grey, staining red, and even the shaggy Suillus like S. spraguei have lighter yellow and typically larger pores… Not sure where this thing fits, but really cool find! I really like the oozing pores rotting and dripping down the stipe.

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