Suillus tridentinus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Suillus tridentinus (Bres.) Singer (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 5–12cm across, orange or reddish-brown with darker, adpressed, indistinct scales, covered in apricot gluten. Stem 40–75×12–20mm; white to yellow at apex, dotted brownish to vinaceous below, with rust-coloured net and white to yellowish ring. Flesh pale lemon-yellow with faint pinkish tinge in cap. gradually deepening on exposure to air; taste and smell pleasant. Tubes 1–5mm long, subdecurrent; yellow to orange, finally rust. Pores often compound, angular; yellow-orange, becoming deep orange to rust-coloured with age. Spores 10–13×4–5¼, elliptical. Spore print dark straw-yellow with a sienna tint. Habitat with larch; autumn. Rare, more frequent in southern England. Unknown edibility.