Observation 164979: Austroboletus (Corner) Wolfe

May be a Boletus or even possibly Austroboletus, although I haven’t seen Austroboletus with a yellow cap. The yellow powder on the cap was easily transferred to my hand when I touched the top of the pileus. The stipe was not as strong in support as is usually displayed by this group of fungi. I have also noticed that the caps of this species appears to be a prime target for insect feeding. Rarely finding a cap without some layer damage. Found in shaded area of forest floor and single specimen.



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Recognized by sight: Lacunose stipe gives it away. Never seen one with those scales on that background color, though.

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I have emailed Roy H. (for comment). I think he comes back around the 20th. kk

Pores are quite large.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-11 03:45:18 AEST (+1000)

That is why I thought it could be Tyloporus.

Different points, same genus … still nice to arrive at some sort of concensus.

Thanks Daniel
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-05-11 01:25:40 AEST (+1000)

Suggestion made only on the basis of open pored hymenophore and pale pinkish color often associated with Tylopilus. I have seen other photos from Roy Halling that were similar, here is one:


The yellow pilipelis is also vaguely reminiscent of Tylopilus baloui which is orange in the northern hemisphere


but can be other color down under.

Not Boletus,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-11 01:09:04 AEST (+1000)

Ian. Base not bulbous, reticulated; and cap with remnants of universal volva.

Without question a Boletales. Martin may be correct in calling it a Tylopus. Many Australian fungi have Austra- as a prefix to the name. They are similar to Boletus, Suillus, (Tylopus?), but often are limited to Australia.

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