Suillus spraguei 

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Suillus spraguei (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Kuntze 1898 (Suillus pictus) "Painted Suillus

 Dry, scaly, red ,convex cap with pale backgrnd. Yellow stem somewhat club-shaped, also with red scales. Partial veil leaves cobwebby ring on upper stem. Yellow flesh tinges pink on exposure to air. Olive-brown spore print. Mychorrizal with pine. Edible. This is in the Suilliaceae family of the Boletales.

Texture is soft and glutinous and tastes like gelatin or ‘snails’. Solution, add herbs, lots of salt and pepper and fry in butter until crispy.

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