Observation 160902: Boletus L.

When: 2014-03-07

Collection location: Sydenham, Johannesburg, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: kerrya

No specimen available

Not entirely sure whether this is bellinii or granulatus. I was looking for boletus edulis, which grows in the park where I found this specimen. The park has a number of different types of trees, including pin oak and pine. This was found under a large pin oak, a few metres from a (Norfolk?) pine. It was growing in some pretty thick leaf mould, and I almost missed it.
The cap felt dry to the touch, and not sticky, as expected. Cap is about 6cm across.
In addition to the photographs, this morning it was showing bluish bruising under the cap where I had pressed last night, and bright yellow bruising on the stem, also where I had held it.


Pine Bolete.jpg
Showing underside
Pine Bolete2.jpg
Showing shape of shroom
Pine Bolete3.jpg
top of cap

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This guy should be a boletus sp.
By: Rui Zhang (xiaorui0203)
2015-05-07 11:32:26 EDT (-0400)

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