Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]
I have NOT been able to find a record of this species in California. It was collected under Bishop Pine at the extreme southern end of Mt. Vision Road.
Collection #DD 517 – Given to Dr. Tom Bruns for part of the Point Reyes Survey.
This collection does look like albivelatus, with the slightly
violaceus veil colors, but no remaining annulus. This is probably the
best photograph of that species out there and ought to serve as a
Keyed it with: Thiers, H. 1979. The Genus Suillus in the Western United States. Mycotaxon 9(1): 285-296.
Then checked with Both’s Bolete book and the Bessette Bolete book.
I have four photos of it in books. Three of them are the SAME Orson K. Miller photo and he was one of the original describers of the species. The SAME photo is in:
Bessette, Alan E., Orson K. Miller, Arleen R. Bessette and Hope H. Miller. 1995. Mushrooms of North America in Color: A Field Guide Companion to Seldom-Illustrated Fungi. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY. 172p.
Bessette, A., W. Roody and A. Bessette. 2000. North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY. 396p.
Miller, Orson and Hope Miller. 2006. North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Falcon Guide, Guilford, CT. 583p.
A different photo is in Phillips:
Phillips, R. 1991. Mushrooms of North America. Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 319p.
It was growing with young Bishop Pine in an area that was burnt about a dozen years ago.
What a neat mushroom! What was it growing under? Where did you key it out?