When: 2008-05-25

Collection location: Lambir Hills National Park, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia [Click for map]

Who: Tom Bruns (pogon)

Specimen available

The description in Corner fits this well, with the red to black color change in the flesh, the color of the fresh fruitbody, and the microscopic features of the spores and hymenium. Is this really the same species found in SE USA, though? We have a partial ITS sequence for it, but there is little Tylopilus sequence available for comparison.

The specimen is UC1860256 and will be available in the UC herbarium. It currently resides with Todd Osmundson at Berkeley.

Species Lists


“natural” shot with flash lighting
Natural light shot
flash shot
Pleurocystidia protruding from tube wall.
flash shot showing tube color (probably a little warm)

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Used references: Corner Boletus in Malaysia
Based on microscopic features: Spore size, shade and cystidia all fit

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It’s Corner’s concept of T. alboater and we have it from Java, Indonesia.
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-04-21 15:44:18 CDT (-0500)