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Slippery Jill

Suillus salmonicolor

Description:

Slimy light brown mushrooms at the bottom of a drainage path between two ridges in a dense mixed hardwood forest (under Virginia pines). A sticky white to cream colored veil is still in tact. Pale yellow (buttery colored) ellipsoid pores are present. No bruising occurs when cut. Spore print is a burnt yellow brown (difficult to get a print). Some small dotting on the top of the stalk (beneath the veil) is present. This is a first-time spotting on Project Noah.

Habitat:

At the bottom of a drainage path between two ridges in a dense mixed hardwood forest (under pitch pines). Very damp soil covered in pine needles and leaves.

Notes:

Suillus salmonicolor is a mycorrhizal fungus; it has a symbiotic relationship with the roots of some pines (in this case, pitch pine).

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Sep 13, 2017

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