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Suillus pungens

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Suillus pungens, commonly known as the pungent slippery jack or the pungent suillus, is a species of fungus in the genus Suillus. The fruit bodies of the fungus have slimy convex caps up to14 cm (5.5 in) wide. The mushroom is characterized by the very distinct color changes that occur in the cap throughout development. Typically, the young cap is whitish, later becoming grayish-olive to reddish-brown or a mottled combination of these colors. The mushroom has a dotted stem (stipe) up to 7 cm (2.8 in) long, and 2 cm (0.8 in) thick. On the underside on the cap is the spore-bearing tissue consisting of minute vertically arranged tubes that appear as a surface of angular, yellowish pores. The presence of milky droplets on the pore surface of young individuals, especially in humid environments,
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Mutual (symbiont) 
Pinus muricata (Swamp pine)[1]

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1Community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Pinus muricata forest: above- and below-ground views, M. Gardes and T.D. Burns, Can. J. Bot. 74: 1572-1583 (1996)
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