Observation 131363: Phlebopus (R. Heim) Singer

Found this black topped, (cap) Bolette at a spot that I visited last year. The Bolette I found at that time was dark Brown and in close proximity to where I found this one. Unfortunately I didnt keep the specimen and regretted it after ID and comments.
This specimen, (03/04/2013) was about 7cm in height, with dark mauve/purplish Stem and not fully mature I would imagine.
As I rarely get to this spot, and did not want to loose the specimen, I photographed it and removed it from its habitat. I cant say for sure if it was growing on wood, but it was entwined in some roots, and not deep in the soil. It was growing in the hollowed centre of an old tree trunk that only has some portions still protruding from the ground. The soil it was growing in was quite rich (organic) and there was some litter on the surface area. It had no unusual distinguishing features regarding smell etc.
THIS time I kept the specimen.



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Used references: Comment fr Royh..>>Based on the shallowness of the tubes in the image(s) showing the mushroom cut through, I would wager it is a Phlebopus. I have not seen this black one before in eastern Australia, but something like it showed up in 2011 at the Fungimap meeting in Denmark WA.

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Created: 2013-04-05 20:27:59 CDT (-0400)
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