Suillus punctipes

Fragrant (spicy or almondy), pale yellow to yellow-orange cap flesh DNS. Handling stains fingers brown. Likes wet to boggy soil. Orange/brown stem ages yellower w/brown-black dots/smears.

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Description

Genus: Suillus

Species: punctipes

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Tells: Fragrant (spicy or almondy), pale yellow to yellow-orange cap flesh DNS. Handling stains fingers brown. Likes wet to boggy soil. Orange/brown stem ages yellower w/brown-black dots/smears.

Other Information: Viscid, yellow-orange-brownish cap is covered w/pale fibrils when young. Brown pores age to dingy yellow- or orange-brown. Stem often thickens going down & base may have red stains.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns purplish to brown.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns dull purple. Cap flesh turns purplish to wine-red.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns dull olive.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 295 North American Boletes 249 BENA 346

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