Observation 19955: Boletales E.-J. Gilbert

This fungi was growing on the forest floor as a singular specimen. The colour almost caused me to overlook it as it blended in with the leaf matter perfectly.
I did not realise at first that it was in a state of putridfication .(I think)
When I overturned it to check the underside of the mantle the area was crawling with small slender worm like creatures about 3mm in length, and some moved with the familiar humping that is associated with magots. The underneath area was soft and dissolving into areas of mush. I was surprised how bad a condition this fungi was in, because before I moved it , in all external appearances it seemed to be ok. From my reference used, it is said that the pore tissue on the underside of this fungus is remarkably soft in texrure, collapsing to a custard-like consistency when handled or bruised. Also frequent in eucalypt forest. Spore print brown. (end of quote) These facts seemed to be true in this case.


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Too beat up . . .
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-04-30 15:03:50 BST (+0100)

Ian, this one is really too far gone to make an accurate determination from an image.

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