Observation 86106: Tylopilus P. Karst.

When: 2012-01-11

Collection location: Smithfield Cairns North Queensland, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: spdmyco

No specimen available

Fruiting in Beach Vine Scrub on sandy soil amongst leaf litter. The red viscid pileus is distinctive of this species.

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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2012-01-12 13:43:27 EST (-0500)

Stay tuned. Gray brown is more accurate than gray (which is what I said below) after looking at the images.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-12 13:30:19 EST (-0500)

Can you post photos of pink or gray T. balloui? That would be interesting.

In Queensland
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2012-01-11 13:47:16 EST (-0500)

there are a lot of these things that are reminiscent of Tylopilus balloui. Note that the hymenophore is adnate to barely subdecurrent. The color of the hymenophore is also ballouioid. The configuration of the tubes can be more or less uniformly cylindrical or can have multilayered pores and a favoloid aspect. Colors of the pileus range from a nice bright red to orange to pink to gray. Stipe can be white, yellow, orange or red. They also have short spores which has prompted some folks (incorrectly as it turns out) to pass these off in Rubinoboletus or even in Chalciporus. Molecular inference work done by T. Osmundson suggests Tylopilus as the best fit.
To see some of the variety, search the NYBG Virtual Herbarium catalog by searching on Tylopilus balloui. Cheers!

Again my guess would be
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-11 11:55:12 EST (-0500)

I made a similar find in the Blue Mountains which I will post somewhen. Do also consider Boletus scarlatinus.

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