Suillus variegatus

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Suillus variegatus

19 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, felty with coarse scales, orange, orange yellow, or yellow green, to about 13 cm across

Pores

Ochraceous, yellow green with age, sometimes bruising blue green

Stem

Equal to club shaped, smooth, orange yellow

Flesh

Lemon-yellow to ochre, darker in the stem base, firm

Smell

Strong, not unpleasant

Taste

Acidic

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

With conifers

Spore Print

Snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

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

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Variegatus means 'irregularly coloured'

Additional Photographs

Suillus variegatus

19 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Suillus variegatus

22 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin