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Suillus luteus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Boletales
Suborder: Suillineae
Family: Suillaceae
Besl & Bresinsky (1997)
Type genus
Gray (1821)


The Suillaceae are a family of fungi in the order Boletales (suborder Suillineae),[1] containing the boletus-like Suillus, the small truffle-like Truncocolumella, as well as the monotypic genus Psiloboletinus. As of 2008, there are 54 species in the family.[2] Gastrosuillus, once considered a distinct genus, has been shown with molecular analysis to be a recent evolutionary derivative of Suillus.[3] Fuscoboletinus, described by Pomerleau and Smith in 1962, has also been subsumed into Suillus.[4]


  1. ^ Binder M, Hibbett DS. (2006). "Molecular systematics and biological diversification of Boletales". Mycologia. 98 (6): 971–981. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.6.971. PMID 17486973. 
  2. ^ Kirk et al., p. 672.
  3. ^ Kretzer A, Bruns TD. (1997). "Molecular revisitation of the genus Gastrosuillus". Mycologia. 89 (4): 586–589. doi:10.2307/3760995. JSTOR 3760995. 
  4. ^ Kirk et al., p. 269.

Cited literature[edit]

  • Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. ISBN 0-85199-826-7.