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Suillus pictus Mushroom
Ref No: 9004
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Suillus pictus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9005
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Suillus pictus (Pk.) Smith & Thiers Cap 3-12cm across, cone-shaped or convex becoming flat, with an incurved margin often hung with veil remnants; red to reddish yellow with coarse scales, often gray; surface dry and flaky, sometimes tacky in wet young specimens. Tubes adnate to decurrent; bright yellow. Pores large, angular; yellow bruising brownish. Stem 40-120 x 8-25mm, solid, sometimes wider at the bottom; yellow at the top above the ring, scaly, flaky, and patchy below, similar to the cap. Veil white with pink patches; delicate, fibrous, leaving a dull-colored ring on the stem. Flesh downy; yellow changing to dull pink or reddish if bruised. Odor mild. Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, 8-12 x 3.5-5. Deposit olivaceous. Habitat scattered to gregarious under eastern white pine. Common. Found in northeastern North America. Season June-November. Edible-good. Comment It can often be found in large quantities in pine woods, where it is frequently the dominant species.

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