Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Suillus brevipes is a representative of a moderately large group of boletes with a slimy cap and/or a partial veil that frequently leaves a ring on the stem. Suillus brevipes, the Short-stalked Suillus, is one of the Slippery Jacks. The group also includes Suillus granulatus and Suillus luteus. The Slippery Jacks are all considered edible and good if the slimy surface is first removed. They are best broiled. I consider removing the slime veil too much nuisance to bother with so I do not eat any Slippery Jacks. Cooking them with the slime veil intact may lead to gastrointestinal upset.