Suillus collinitus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Suillus collinitus (Fr.) Kuntze syn. S. fluryi Huijsman (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–10cm across; reddish-buff, overlaid with network of purplish-brown streaks. Stem 15–30×25–100mm, with pointed base; yellowish, covered in purplish-brown flecks. Flesh light yellow, flushed vinaceous immediately below cuticle and in stem base; taste indistinct, smell fungusy. Tubes lemon-yellow, unchanging. Pores small, irregular; initially pale yellow then yellowish-cinnamon. Spores 7.8–11×3.3–4.3¼, subcylindrical. Spore print ochraceous. Habitat in coniferous woodland; autumn. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Unknown edibility.

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