Suillus caerulescens (“Blue Staining Suillus”)

Yellow stem flesh stains blue-green at the base. Pale yellow cap flesh may stain pink. Pores may slowly stain brown-red.

SKU: Suillus caerulescens Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Description

Genus: Suillus

Species: caerulescens

Common Name: Blue Staining Suillus

  • Common Name 2: Fat Jack

Tells: Yellow stem flesh stains blue-green at the base. Pale yellow cap flesh may stain pink. Pores may slowly stain brown-red.

Other Information: Viscid brown (from yellow- to red-) cap may have green stains. Yellowish-tan stem is yellower right above the ring, browner right below it, bruises brown, & may be weakly netted at the top.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 582 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 231

Got something to discuss?


Guest
Crystal
11 months 22 days ago

It’s says they aren’t found in Louisiana but yet I have 5 HUGE ones in my field & loads all around the back 100 acres. They smell horrible when rotting also.

Support
Scott Pavelle
11 months 21 days ago

Have you got a firm ID? It’s easy enough to add Louisiana as a region but we don’t want to take that step unless it’s 99% sure. Plus it isn’t known to grow in any spot that is even close to where you are, so that would be a pretty big change! Have you posted any photos for public review, or gotten any specimens tested?