Sticky Bolete

Suillus viscidus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Sticky Bolete Suillus viscidus (L.) Roussel syn. S. aeruginascens Snell (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 3–9cm across; pallid, livid white, or buff, often flushed olivaceous-buff, sometimes finally hazel; viscid, usually wrinkled. Stem 50–90×10–16mm; white to pale straw, flushed yellowish-green with greyish net above the whitish to olivaceous-buff ring, buff to ochraceous and viscid below. Flesh cream, flushed olivaceous at base, becoming very slightly bluish-green on cutting, particularly in the stem; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes more or less decurrent; dirty white, tinged sulphur-yellow or buff, flushed vinaceous at maturity. Pores large, angular; colouring similar to tubes, bruising dirty greenish. Spores 10–12×4–5.5¼, elliptical-subfusiform. Spore print walnut-brown with vinaceous flush. Habitat with larch; late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Edible but mediocre.