Suillus mediterraneensis: The Ultimate Mushroom Guide
About The Suillus mediterraneensis Mushroom
Suillus mediterraneensis is a species of edible mushroom in the genus Suillus. It is found in Europe within Coniferous forests, mycorrhizal with two-needled pines (Pinus halepensis, P. pinea, P. pinaster). Originally named Boletus mediterraneensis in 1969, It was transferred to Suillus in 1992. It is similar to Suillus granulatus, but is distinguished by yellowish and not white flesh.
It is a very abundant fungus in the Mediterranean regions and, given its unpleasant color and very nuclear appearance.
Suillus mediterraneensis Identification
Up to 10 cm, at first hemispherical then expanding to convex, at first yellowish, soon yellowish ochraceous to brownish or orange-brown.
Cylindrical, often tapering below, more or less yellowish, without a ring, covered with numerous large brownish glandular dots.
Pale yellow to olivaceous yellow.
Fine, rounded, pale yellow to olivaceous yellow.
Smell and Taste
9–11 × 3.5–4 μm.
Coniferous forests, mycorrhizal with two-needled pines (Pinus halepensis, P. pinea, P. pinaster).
In Europe as so far known restricted to the Mediterranean area.
Suillus mediterraneensis Etymology
It comes from the Latin suillus = pig, from or for the pig. Presumably that name is in a derogatory tone since either many mushrooms of that genus are not edible or they are of very low culinary interest.
Mediterraneensis = from the Mediterranean.
Suillus mediterraneensis Synonyms
Boletus mediterraneensis Jacquet. & J.Blum (1969)
Suillus mediterraneensis xanthus Estadès & Hurtado, 2007
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