• underside of cap has large, yellow pores
  • pores become reddish-brown on bruising
  • stem is yellow above ring, brownish below
  • flesh in stem turns bluish green when cut
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Look-alikes in California

The probably edible Suillus ponderosus differs in that the cap is sticky when moist, the flesh within the stem base is green, and young specimens have a veil that is slimy or sticky.
See also the edible Suillus lakei.

Related: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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