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Chicken Fat Mushroom

Suillus americanus


These were very plentiful in almost every part of Maine I visited during October. The cap is slimy and yellowish, reminiscent of chicken fat, which is where the name comes from. The cap is very yellow with some red splotches, and the pores on the underside are flecked with brownish red. The 4th and 5th photos show some guttation on the underside of the cap and stem, which is common for this species.


Grassy yard under pine trees overlooking a lake

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Maine, USA

Lat: 43.60, Long: -70.70

Spotted on Oct 11, 2018
Submitted on Nov 11, 2018

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