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Suillus luteus   (Slippery Jack Bolete)
North America, Europe, East Asia
Cap 5-10 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 2-3 cm thick

This is a medium to large bolete with slimy, brown cap. It's short to stubby stalk has brown dots and a well-developed ring.

Cap chestnut, rusty, olive brown, or dark brown in color. It has a distinctive conical shape, later flattening out. It is slimy to the touch, bare, smooth, and glossy even when dry, and the cuticle is easily peeled off. Flesh whitish with yellow tinge, unchanging, moderate and soft, unchanging when cut. Pores tiny, circular, initially yellow but turn olive to dark yellow with maturity. Like the skin of the cap, they can be readily peeled away from the flesh. Tubes concolorous with pores, adnate. Spores Ocher-brown. Stem Cylindrical or tapered downwards and solid. Yellow and dotted above ring but whitish below, especially at base. Ring at first whitish, darkening with age, vinaceous-brown below and large.

Suillus luteus on the Nature First Web site.
Suillus luteus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


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