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Slippery Jack?

Observed: 7th September 2012 By: stevenelawsonstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Slippery Jack copy
Slippery Jack pores copy
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Did you notice if there were

Did you notice if there were Larch or Pine trees about?

stevenelawson's picture

tree types

Good question, and I'm kicking myself for not noticing at the time (Note to self for future reference - photograph the environment too!).
The photograph was actually taken in Whinlatter forest park which is, I believe, predominantly larch.

flaxton's picture

Many of the

Many of the Boletes/Suillus/Leccinum are tree specific so it is important to take note.(as I always tell myself when I get home;)

Fenwickfield's picture

pencil and note pad

I have kicked myself to many times now so don't go out without a notepad,pencil,penknife,small ruler,keeler mat and hankies incase I find a Lactarius as the milk can change on a hanky.It certainly is not simple going looking for fungi.

Fenwickfield

GrizzledBadger's picture

cap of larch bolete can be

cap of larch bolete can be quite dark esp. if wet/damp. the slime covered skin of Slippery Jack is peelable with care.

Brock