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Suillus sibiricus Mushroom
Ref No: 9009
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Suillus sibiricus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9010
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Suillus sibiricus (Singer) Singer Cap 3-10cm across, obtusely convex becoming flat, with a margin that sometimes has dingy yellow veil fragments attached to it; bright yellow or darker, spotted with brown flakes, especially toward the edge; sticky to glutinous. Tubes adnate to decurrent; dark dingy yellow. Pores angular; dark dingy yellow, staining strong cinnamon when bruised. Stem 50-100 x 7-15mm, solid; yellow, darker dots all over, pink-brown at base, occasionally with a ring. Veil pale, dry, open; usually disappears early, leaving fragments on cap margin. Flesh pale olive-yellow, turning dull brown when bruised. Odor distinctive. Taste mildly bitter. Spores ellipsoid-fusoid, 8-11 x 3.8-4.2. Deposit dull cinnamon. Habitat solitary or gregarious under white pine. Sometimes very common. Found widespread in the Pacific Northwest. Season September-November. Probably edible but not recommended. Comment Suillus americanus, which superficially looks very similar, never has a ring and is found in Eastern north America.

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