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Suillus tomentosus
woolly pine bolete, blue-staining slippery jack, poor man's slippery jack, tomentose Suillus, woolly-capped Suillus, woollycap

Distribution: Very common and abundant in the PNW.

Habitat: S. tomentosus occurs primarily under lodgepole and shore pines.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Like Suillus brevipes, S. tomentosus is very common and abundant in the PNW. Its cap is viscid when fresh and typically has a covering of grayish, yellowish, reddish brown or bright red fibrils or fibrillose scales over an orange-yellow to yellowish background. The flesh is yellow and usually turns bluish on exposure. The tubes are yellow and the pores are angular, brown to yellowish, and stain blue when injured. The stipe is conspicuously glandular dotted and similar in color to the cap. There is no veil. Suillus variegatus is a European kissing cousin.

Accepted Name:
Suillus tomentosus (Kauffman) Singer, Snell & E.A. Dick

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Suillus tomentosus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Suillus tomentosus photos.

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