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Suillus grevillei   (Larch Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-10 cm diameter, stem 5-7 cm tall * 1.5-2 cm diameter
Edibility

Description
Suillus grevillei, also known as Larch Bolete, is a vividly coloured bolete that is very common in grassland under larch trees. The mushroom is slimy, with a yellow cap, small pores and a whitish ring on the stem.

Cap coloured from citrus yellow to burnt orange, at first hemispherical, then bell-shaped, and finally flattened. It has a sticky skin, short tubes of yellow or brownish which descend down to the bottom of its cylindrical stalk. It is sticky or viscid when damp. The flesh is pallid lemon-yellow, unchanging, moderate, soft. Pores at first pallid lemon-yellow, becoming more ochraceous and tinged rust where bruised, angular, small. Tubes pallid yellow and slightly decurrent. Spores Yellowish brown. Stem cream-coloured turning to reddish-brown with a cream-white ring which is superior and pointing upwards.

Suillus grevillei on the www.first-nature.com web site.




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