American Yellow Bolete
Suillus americanus
Boletaceae (Tube Mushroom) Family
 

This area of the Escambia is on the very western edge of the American Yellow Bolete range. It likely would not be found west of the Tensaw Delta, but is well known in south-central Alabama, central Florida and along the eastern seaboard.

The American Yellow Bolete is a large mushroom, its cap usually measuring 4-8 inches broad. The stalk is 1-4 inches. The cap is bright yellow, with patches of buff to brown. The underside tube openings are dull yellow and bruises brown. The stem is dull yellow and often seen with red-brown dots. Its preferred habitat is under conifers and usually seen clinging to red clay embankments.

 


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