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Friday, 22 May 2015

Weeping Bolete --- Suillus granulatus

 Suillus granulatus was found in Pembrey Forest a few days ago.  Books say it is a 'late-season' species so surprising to find it in May.  Two clumps of 4or 5 fb's were seen.  The red/brown spore colour is seen on a cap that was sitting beneath another.  The common name 'Weeping' refers to the abundant drops of milky liquid which form on the pores, particularly in young fb's.  This species grows with Pines. Slugs have a feast!

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