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Siberian Slippery Jack

Suillus sibiricus

Description:

An average-sized member of the Suillus family, known for having caps that are fairly waxy and slippery, hence the name "slippery jack."

Habitat:

Growing alone, around 6,000 feet elevation, pores releasing brown-yellow spores, cap waxy when wild, sticky after harvesting, strong wood-earthy smell, home to some species of worms.

Notes:

Actually has a rather pleasing odor, almost like rubber glue. In the kitchen, it can be prepared and cooked, but it has very little culinary value. This is primarily due to texture issues; the mushroom is a slippery jack that feels grossly slimy to some.

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Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.73, Long: -110.88

Spotted on Sep 4, 2011
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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