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suillus pictus

Painted Bolete

Family Boletaceae


Potentially Edible
Dry, yellow base with red scales, white cobweb veil and yellow-red stalk. Under eastern white pine.

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Description

Cap: 3-12 cm (1 - 4 ") wide. Convex to flat. Dry, covered with red scales on yellow base.

Flesh: Yellow, staining brown.

Tubes: attached or descending stalk, bright yellow.

Cap and Stalk (Jennifer Shud-Brondstatter Ponkapoag Bog, MA)
Cap and Stalk



Caps (Jen Shud-Brondstatter Ponkapoag Bog, MA)Caps




Stalk:
4-12 cm (1 5/8- 4 3/4") long and 1-2.5 cm (3/8-1") thick. Can be wider at base. Same color as cap and scaly.

Veil: partial veil fibrous, white. Leaving remnants on cap margin and gray ring on stalk.

Spore print: Olive-brown .


Habitat and Range

Under eastern white pine, often numerous. Nova Scotia to North Carolina.  

Season

June-November.

Comments:

Also known as Suillus spraguei.

 

Cap and Underside (Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA)
Cap and Underside

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