Observation 130871: Boletus scarlatinus Cleland & Cheel

also in WU

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Recognized by sight: suggestion by Mr. Klofac, could also be a Fistulinella? Roy, your opinion please!
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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-27 15:00:45 PDT (-0700)

And once again T. balloui-group. I found one of this group in North Carolina too but it was sterile.
Not sure about this now. Will have to look it up again.

Thanks again!

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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2013-03-27 14:53:51 PDT (-0700)

look a bit different, but all in all, they are very reminiscent of the Tylopilus balloui group. Whether or not B. scarlatinus is a name to apply to one of these in Oz just hasn’t been under my radar (yet).

Based on what I have seen, the T. balloui group is very common and widespread in the east of Australia. The adnate hymenophore appears routine, and a pleasant odor. Cap colors vary from white to yellow to orange to red, to gray to brown to olive. There is a viscid yellow one described by Watling (& Li? or Hilton?) as Rubinoboletus phaseolisporus from Western Australia. Preliminary gene inferences place it as a true Tylop with T. felleus. One of the distinctive microscopic features are the “bean-shaped” to ovoid spores. Some have placed these ballouioids in Chalciporus or Gyroporus – incorrectly in my judgement, even without molecules.

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