Suillus bovinus

Pale yellow cap flesh slowly stains orange-pink (rarely blue), smells fruity & pleasant, & may taste sweet. Viscid buff to orange-brown cap.

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Description

Genus: Suillus

Species: bovinus

Common Name:

Tells: Pale yellow cap flesh slowly stains orange-pink (rarely blue), smells fruity & pleasant, & may taste sweet. Viscid buff to orange-brown cap.

Other Information: Gray-olive pores age to dull yellow or tan, DNS, & come in many sizes & shapes. Yellow-tan stem stains reddish-brown from age and/or handling. Yellow stem flesh darkens toward the base. Likes Scots Pine. There is a rare type with bluing flesh, var. viridocaerulescens.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns deep red to burgundy. Pores turn dull yellow.
  • KOH: Cap skin and pores both turn deep red to burgundy.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin and pores both turn pale olive-gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 229 BENA 321

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Joel
1 year 10 months ago

9/11/2018 I found one of these, I believe. Outside of Minneapolis Minnesota.

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Scott Pavelle
1 year 10 months ago

Response sent off-line. Expert confirmation is *always* required before any changes get made to the Bolete Filter database. If you find something unusual and fascinating – as this would be – document the 4-letter-word out of it with lots and lots of photos, and then share it on one of the public ID sites for comment.