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Suillus decipiens Mushroom
Ref No: 8982
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Suillus decipiens (Berk. & Curt.) O. Kuntze Cap 3.5-7cm across, convex becoming flatter; maize yellow or paler, with pinkish-cinnamon or pale tan appressed scales; sometimes appearing darker when wet. Tubes up to 5mm long; honey yellow. Pores irregular, compound; same color as tubes. Stem 40-70 x 7-15mm, solid, tapering and hooked toward the base; yellowish to cinnamon buff or cinnamon pink below; cottony-scaly. Veil sheath-like, forms a slight gray to whitish ring. Flesh straw yellow, mostly unchanging, but becoming dull pinky-tawny in places. Odor agreeable, mild. Taste mild. Spores cylindrical to subellipsoid, smooth, 9-12 x 3.5-5. Deposit ochraceous brown. Habitat in dense groups on the ground, in humus, in mixed pine-oak forests, and sphagnum bogs. Frequent. Found in southeastern North America, north to New Jersey. Season June-September. Edible

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Jonathan Polloni (United States) - 15 October 2011

Found these on Cape Cod. unmistakeable veil on younger species, on stem and along edge of cap. Orange shaggy cap, and spongy looking pores. found in pine forest of Beebe Woods. camera broke so unfortunately no picture.
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