Suillus viscidus

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Suillus viscidus

16 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, slimy, often very wrinkly, grey or off white, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Large, angular, grey, bruising greenish

Stem

Equal or slightly broader at the base, off white to grey with a yellow or green hue at the apex, slimy, veil remnants present at the apex

Flesh

Soft, whitish, sometimes with a green flush in the stem base

Smell

Slightly scented

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent or rare

Habitat

With larch on sandy and calcareous soils

Spore Print

Snuff brown with a slight purple hue

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, smooth (10-13) x (4-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor