Bovine Bolete

Suillus bovinus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Bovine Bolete Suillus bovinus (L.) Roussel (illustrated (e) 60% life size) Cap 3–10cm across; clay-pink with cinnamon or ochraceous flush, distinct white margin; viscid with pale, sticky covering. Stem 40–60×5–8mm; sienna-yellow, arising from pink mycelium. Flesh whitish or yellowed, gradually becoming clay-pink, particularly in cap or stem base, rusty-coloured in stem; taste sweet, pleasant, smell fruity. Tubes grey-vinaceous. Pores large, angular, compound; olivaceous-buff at first then ochre, finally clay-buff with ochraceous flush. Spores 8–10×3–4¼, elliptical-subfusiform. Spore print olivaceous walnut-brown. Habitat in coniferous woods, especially with Scots pine; late autumn. Common. Edible.