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Suillus americanus

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I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Suillus americans
[White Pine Bolete]

Suillus americanus is commonly known as the "The White Pine Bolete, American Slippery Jack" or "American Suillus".  It is a member of the Suillaceae family.  Some call this species the "Chicken Fat Mushroom" for it is exactly likes its name - yellow and having a slippery soft consistency.

This species fruits under Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) trees.

S. americanus has a bright yellow cap with red/brown scales which are embedded in slime.  The stem is narrow and yellow and has reddish dots.

Caps grow to be about 3-10 cm in diameter and become flattened with age.  As show in the images below, the cap margin often has remnants of a cottony veil hanging from it.

A very similar species is the Suillus sibiricus.

Did you know...

that the name "Suillus" means "pig mushrooms" which most likely refers to their soft & squishy nature.

 

Yellow slippery Ontario mushroom Suillus americans

White Pine Bolete - 1

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Yellow slippery Ontario mushroom Suillus americans White Pine Bolete

White Pine Bolete - 2

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Slippery White Pine Bolete mushroom

White Pine Bolete - 3

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Yellow Bolete fungus mushroom White Pine

White Pine Bolete - 4

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Slippery yellow Ontario mushroom White Pine Bolete

White Pine Bolete - 5

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Under cap of White Pine Bolete Ontario yellow fungus.

White Pine Bolete - 6

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Hand holding White Pine Bolete mushroom\

White Pine Bolete - 7

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The images of the specimen below were photographed in Southern Ontario in the late fall.  Is this S. americanus?  There is not much evidence of any scales on this old specimen.  It was fruiting under White Pine trees.

 

Yellow cap of Suillus americanus

White Pine Bolete - 8 ?

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Underside pores of Suillus americanus fungi

White Pine Bolete - 9 ?

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Yellow pores of underside White Pine Bolete fungi

White Pine Bolete - 10 ?

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Yellow pores of White Pine bolete fungus mushroom

White Pine Bolete - 11

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