Suillus spraguei, the painted suillus, is a species of fungus in the
family Suillaceae. Its readily identifiable fruit bodies have caps that
are dark red when fresh, dry to the touch, and covered with mats of
hairs and scales that are separated by yellow cracks. On the underside
of the cap are small, yellow, angular pores that become brownish as the
mushroom ages. The stalk bears a grayish cottony ring, and is typically
covered with soft hairs or scales. S. spraguei grows in symbiosis with
roots of several pine species, particularly the eastern white pine. The
fruit body grows on the ground, appearing from early summer to autumn.
It is found in eastern Asia, northeastern North America, and Mexico
throughout the range of the host tree. The mushroom is edible, although
opinions about its quality vary. It bears a resemblance to several other
Suillus species, including the closely related S. decipiens, although
the species can be differentiated by variations in color and size.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suillus_spraguei>
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