Observation 200487: Boletellus deceptivus Hallling & Fechner
When: 2015-03-12

Notes: Two mature specimens found growing at base of live Eucalyptus tree in rainforest area. Third , and last loaded image of less mature same specimen found on dead lod in close proximity to the first two finds.


This fungi and the following image are of a similar fungi, but not as mature,but in good condition. (76246 and 76250)
Image provided courteousy ROYH.

Proposed Names

3% (2)
Recognized by sight
-8% (3)
Recognized by sight: Cap margin with overhanging scales.
-8% (3)
Recognized by sight: Blue/red staining on flesh suggest something similar to the (NA) species T. sordidus.
80% (4)
Recognized by sight
91% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Stipe mostly whitish, cyanescent within only near apex, rufescent within in the remainder
Used references: Halling, R.E. et al. 2015. Australian Syst. Bot. 28: (in press).
Based on microscopic features: Spores longitudinally ribbed with cross striae

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Spores are ribbed
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-04-07 16:27:35 CDT (-0400)

and have cross- striae. Image coming, Ian. Thanks.

A Boletellus
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-03-14 14:53:03 CDT (-0400)

of the type section of the genus, as typified by B. ananas, but is neither that nor B. emodensis. The images show one a bit aged, so it could be either B. deceptivus sp. nov. in ed. (the Obs mentioned by Dave W), or B. ananiceps. Presence (B. deceptivus) or absence (B. ananiceps) of cross-striae on the spore ribs will be the clue.

See observation…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-03-14 13:31:41 CDT (-0400)

obs 129316 for mention of blue and red staining of context in an Australian Boletellus.

you have the eye, Mate!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-14 13:14:06 CDT (-0400)

what a cool bolete. god only knows what genera, tho.

that hairy cap makes me think that it might be a Boletellus.

I’ll alert the authorities!

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