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botanical name:
Suillus luteus
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common name:  Slippery Jack
synonyms:  Boletus luteus
family:  Suillaceae
characteristics: fungus
height: 0.15m
width: 0.10m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour:
flower colour:
stem/bark: light brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Bolete fungus with a smooth brown cap up to about 10cm across, varying from dark chestnut to light yellowish brown. The surface is slimy and glutenous, particularly when wet. The underside has yellow pores covered by a white veil, tearing to leave an irregular ring on the stem, which is straw coloured with darker markings. The spores are ochre of buff coloured. Often occurs in large colonies near pine trees and are produced from August to November.

cultivation:
Usually grows in damp shady areas, in association with conifer trees.

propagation:
By spores

usage:
Edible, but not to everyone's taste

other notes:
Widely distributed, native to Europe and North America, also occurs in parts of Austrlia and New Zealand.

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