Observation 308758: Phaeogyroporus sudanicus (Har. & Pat.) Singer

When: 2018-02-12

Collection location: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Liz Popich (Lizzie)

No specimen available

Notes:
Large, bolete-like, smooth upper surface, fine pores, growing in grass veld.

Images

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pores
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stalk/stem

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Edible…
By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2018-02-19 13:18:54 CST (-0500)

Debbie,

Apparently it is edible. I know of somebody who ate this because he thought it was Boletus edulis. Apparently it tastes like ground. There are also records of it being eaten by native people and causing intoxication of some sort.

Some of these fungi stain blue when cut. I have heard that this might be linked to Phlebopus colossus as it looks very similar but has even larger fruiting bodies.

More info
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-02-14 22:12:12 CST (-0500)

See discussion in obs 195040.

…and very exotic!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-02-14 22:03:12 CST (-0500)

Comestible properties aside, does the current name reflect its true phylogenetic status? According to Index Fungorum, this species is still in Phlebopus.

big and beautiful.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-02-14 21:25:33 CST (-0500)

is it eatable, too?

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