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Suillus intermedius Mushroom
Ref No: 8995
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Suillus intermedius (Smith & Thiers) Smith & Thiers syn. Suillus acidus var. intermedius Smith & Thiers Cap 5-10cm across, convex then expanded, slightly umbonate; tawny yellow, buff to ochre-brown; sticky or glutinous when wet, often appearing patchy or streaked from dried gluten. Tubes subdecurrent to adnate; pale yellow. Pores small; pale yellow or ochre, unchanging when bruised, often weeping droplets of clear fluid when young, yellowing with age. Stem 50-100 x 10-15mm, often long in proportion to cap, slightly clavate; same color as cap, with distinctly darker, glandular dots over most of the surface, darkening on handling to olive-brown. Veil leaves clear, gelatinous, pale buff ring or band of remnants at apex of stem. Flesh thick; pale cream to yellow, unchanging when cut. Odor none or slight. Taste of cap skin rather acid, of flesh mild. Spores subfusiform, smooth, 7-9(12) x 2.5-3(4). Deposit dull cinnamon. Habitat under pine, usually red pine (Pinus resinosa). Rather uncommon. Found in eastern North America extending north and west, but not beyond the Rockies. Season July-September. Edible. Comment The spores of this collection were rather shorter than in some published accounts, but it otherwise agreed well.

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