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Suillus elegans

Suillus elegans
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Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC H9
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 23:02
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Suillus elegans is extremely popular in Bulgarian coniferous forests. It is considered edible after peeling of the slippery brown covering membrane. Usually it is boiling with some vinegar, salt and black pepper in the water.

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Order: Agaricales
Family: Suillaceae
Genus: Suillus
Species: Suillus elegans

In a workshop I 've posted an older species.

PS I want to express many thanks to Marco Della Maggiora (Sarcodon) for his help in identifying it.

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Hello Anton,
A well composed mushroom capture!
I like the delicate colours in the subject, contrasting well with the greenery around...
Looks delicious!
Pablo -

Hi Anton,
Suillus luteus... I haven't seen it for years... Good natural colours on the photo, and I like the POV, too. You're showing perfectly this isn't a big mushroom, and the contrast with the greenery is simply awesome. Well done, TFS. Regards from Hungary, László

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-08-21 23:37]

Hi Anton. This certainly ylooks good enough to eat. Beautiful clear photo with true to life colours. TFS. Murray.

I Anton,

it doesn't look like Suillus luteus (Linneo 1753) Roussel 1796; colours of cap surface and ring on stipe not correspond. Moreover Suillus luteus has surface of cap covered with silk-like black fibres, not light like your photo shows.
Your species is (very plobably) Suillus grevillei (Klotzsch 1832) Singer 1945 [= Suillus elegans (Schumacher 1803) Snell 1944].


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