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Today's mushroom is Suillus grevillei (Larch Bolete). The mushroom is Edible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: Suillus grevillei, also known as Larch Bolete, is a vividly colored bolete that grows with larch trees in woods. The mushroom is slimy, with yellow cap, small pores and whitish ring on stem.
Cap colored 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. 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-colored 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.
Dimensions: Cap 3-10 cm diameter, stem 5-7 cm tall * 1.5-2 cm diameter
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