Suillus luteus

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Suillus luteus

13 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Slippery Jack

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, sometimes wrinkled, shiny when dry, viscid when damp, tawny to chestnut brown, to about 12 cm across

Pores

Lemon yellow, then ochraceous

Stem

+/- equal with a fleshy apical ring, yellow at the apex, whitish then reddish brown below

Flesh

White, vinaceous at stem base, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With conifers especially 2-needled pines

Spore Print

Clay to ochraceous

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, smooth (7-9) x (2.5-3.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Luteus means 'yellow'

Additional Photographs

Suillus luteus

22 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin