Suillus grevillei

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Suillus grevillei

October 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Larch Bolete

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, often wrinkled, shiny when dry, viscid when damp, chrome yellow then flushed rust, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Small, angular, pale yellow, ochraceous with age, rust where bruised

Stem

+/- equal, slender, concolorous with the cap, decorated with a network especially at the apex, with a whitish apical ring

Flesh

Pale lemon-yellow in the cap, darker in the stem, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With larch

Spore Print

Ochre to sienna

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, smooth, with drops (8-11.5) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Edible though excessive consumption may cause diarrhoea