Suillus flavidus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Suillus flavidus (Fr.) Presley (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, umbonate; straw-yellow to pale ochre; viscid. Stem 50–75×5–8mm; straw-yellow above gelatinous, tawny ring, dull yellow to buff below. Flesh pale yellow, becoming vinaceous when cut; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes decurrent; deep yellow. Pores large, angular; concolorous with tubes. Spores 8–10×3.5–4.5¼, subfusiform-elliptical. Spore print ochraceous walnut-brown. Habitat in wet mossy areas, usually with Scots pine and often in sphagnum; late summer. Uncommon, vulnerable on Red Data List. Edible.