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Suillus americanus

Common Name: Chicken-fat Mushroom

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Substrate: Ground

Location: Conifer Forests

Spore Color: Cinnamon Brown

Pore Color: Whitish to Slightly Yellow

Comments: 

First look for the yellow cap, often with red streaking or staining. Also often veil remnants on the margin of the cap. Flesh should stain pinkish-brown when cut. Cap surface should stain black with KOH.

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Suillus americanus

10/5/11 - Leonard Springs Nature Preserve - Bloomington, IN

Suillus americanus

Suillus americanus

9/23/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

Suillus americanus

9/28/12 - Batchelor Middle School - Bloomington, IN