Suillus bovinus

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Suillus bovinus

13 October 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Jersey Cow Bolete

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth when dry, viscid when damp, yellow brown to pinkish, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Angular, large, ochraceous to yellowish

Stem

Smooth, +/- equal, yellowish to pale ochraceous

Flesh

Whitish or yellowish, slowly becoming clay pink, rust-coloured in the stem, firm

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Sweet

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With 2-needled pines

Spore Print

Ochraceous snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, smooth (7-10) x (2.5-4) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

According to Watling and Hills, in British Fungus Flora 1, this fungus is often found with Gomphideus roseus suggesting an association between the two organisms