Observation 96478: Tylopilus formosus G. Stev.

Among bryophytes under Nothofagus menziesii.
Herbarium specimen in NY (REH9703).
This is one of the very few Boletineae currently known to be associated with the southern hemisphere beech (Nothofagus).
While maybe reminiscent of T. alboater to some from the northern hemisphere, this taxon in the observation doesn’t stain red then black. Oh yeah, it’s half way around the world and south of the equator. Always happy to talk about biogeography of obligate ECM fungi.


In situ image, with one basidiome adjusted to show mature hymenophore.
studio image

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Recognized by sight: Black velvety pileus and stipe. Occurs under Nothofagus in NZ. I am grateful to Shirley Kerr and Tom Davies for kindness and patience with bolete ID’s.

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