Larch Bolete

Suillus grevillei

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Larch Bolete Suillus grevillei (Klotzsch) Singer syn. Boletus elegans Schumach (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–10cm across; yellow to chrome, becoming flushed rust; viscid with pale lemon gluten, shiny when dry. Stem 50–70Γ—15–20mm; yellow and punctate or occasionally netted above whitish ring, flushed cinnamon below. Flesh pale yellow in cap, darker lemon-chrome in the stem; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes pale yellow. Pores small, angular; lemon-yellow, becoming flushed sienna, bruising rust. Spores 8–11Γ—3–4ΒΌ, subfusiform-elliptical. Spore print ochre to sienna. Habitat with larch; late summer to autumn. Common. Edible.

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