Observation 20939: Porphyrellus E.-J. Gilbert

Ok another Bolete. The images are not as good as I would have liked, but I have loaded them and wait the critics.
This fungi was found out in the open growing in sand with some native grass sprinkled through the area. It appeared to be fresh, but the colours were not like the previous specimens I had found in the area. The cap was brown with small warty mounds and was about 70mm across. When cutting the cap, it was spongy but easily bisected. There was a range of single rather long roots at the base. (see image 2 (43178))
The cap top was dry to touch. The stipe did not have much widening towards the base, but did have some reddish tinge that became darker towards the base.. When I cut the cap, there also was not the usual change of colour.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:56 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Diamond Head National Park Port Macquarie NSW Australia’ to ‘Diamond Head National Park, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia’


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Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Recognized by sight: Looks like another Porphyrellus, Ian. Just for fun, the next time you see one of these guys, try a spore print on white paper. See if it’s a purplish brown. This one might have given a print. A little younger would be even better, but then I know you can’t be choosy with these things sometimes.

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