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Suillus lakei Mushroom
Ref No: 8996
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Suillus lakei (Murr.) Smith & Thiers Cap 6-14cm across, broadly convex to flat, with an incurved margin that often has veil remnants attached to it; yellow with dry reddish-brown flakes; slimy and sticky beneath the dry, scaly layer. Tubes adnate to decurrent, shallow; dirty yellow. Pores large, angular; bruising brownish. Stem 30-90 x 10-20mm, solid, enlarged toward base; yellow above veil, with dry brownish scales on lower part; younger specimens bruise slightly green or bluish. Veil white to pale yellow; downy, leaving line or partial ring near top of stem. Flesh yellow, becoming pinky where exposed. Odor none. Taste none. Spores ellipsoid, 8-11 x 3-4. Deposit dull cinnamon. Habitat scattered to gregarious in mixed coniferous woods under Douglas fir. Common. Found in Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, and California. Season July-August in high mountains, September-November (January in California). Edible-good. Comment The specimens shown in the photograph are bruised from handling. They were much lighter and fresher looking when collected.

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