Occasional in the South, Scarce in the North.
From suillus - pertaining to swine.
Named after 19th century French mycologist Lucien Quélet.
Once seen it is a quite a distinctive species. The specimens in the photos above are young specimens so the pores are a more vibrant colour, with age they become a more orange-apricot. It is a variable species, but the colour of the stem base when cut in half is distinctive, a beetroot red. The base of the stem is often 'rooting' too.
Late Summer to Autumn.
Habitat & Distribution
Said to prefer calcareous soils, found under Oak, Beech, Lime and Birch.
Said to be edible if thoroughly cooked, but we consider it too unusual a find to justify picking for the pot.
9-14 x 4-7µm. Ellipitical to subfusiform.
Spore Print Colour