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Found small specimen on shaded side of log. Some of the moisture may have been dew or residual rain drops I would imagine. Was about 3.5cm in height.
Have just had another look at the second image and now sure about Fungi may be a Bolete??



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Recognized by sight: Hymenophore color, marginal fringe on pileus, and stipe ornamentation point to an Austroboletus. A specimen would have been a real nice addition.

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Australian boletes
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2013-03-24 15:12:04 PDT (-0700)

are a truly amazing array of entities and present a real challenge at identification for folks at all skill levels – no exemptions! Having specimens helps to know, possibly, what it might be, but will certainly tell us more – even what it isn’t!

You guys are so very kind with your comments – it really made my day . . .


Hi , You do not realise how appreciative I am of MO support and especially Royh. I have recorded the site of find and will be returning to the area as soon as possible as the season has just started. I know the area extremely well down to almost every log and stump. It is so hard in my position to excel in saved specimens and then have them ID’d. Brisbane Botanical is usually where I lodge special finds thanks to Roy’s assistance.

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-24 13:47:00 PDT (-0700)

I would collect and dry and preserve every bolete I find. The bolete funga is very poorly known. Thanks to Roy now something is done against this status quo. It is important to support his endeavours IMO.


Roy, Thanks for the ID. I originally thought the specimen from where it was situated, (under the protected side of a large log), was an Amanita ananaeceps because of the Cap habit. Only when I moved it to further photograph did I realise it was a bolete. Never thinking it was an “Austroboletus”. I have never encountered one with a white stem and light pink coloured cap!.. Oh for a mentor. I had just photographed one (normal colour) on the track about a mile back which I have loaded to the MO site. (Roy, Now I have a guilt complex.haha.)