Observation 21890: Boletellus obscurecoccineus (Höhn.) Singer

When: 2009-06-08

Collection location: Balfour Track, Northwestern, Tasmania, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Steve Axford (steveaxford)

No specimen available

A particularly spectacular mushroom that last for a long time – this one was there for at least a week. This one was about 120mm high and the cap was 50mm across, which is about typical.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:09 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Balfour Track, NW Tasmania, Australia’ to ‘Balfour Track, Northwestern Tasmania, Australia’


Proposed Names

58% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: A field guide to Australian Mushrooms by Bruce Fuhrer
95% (4)
Recognized by sight: B. barragensis has red pores.
Used references: This epithet is misspelled. Should be obscurecoccineus.

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By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-19 07:28:31 WIB (+0700)

That’s certainly possible as it is very widespread in oz. I’ve seen it in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, but I’ve also seen a lot of other boletes as well.

this fellow
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-19 06:45:01 WIB (+0700)

is probably the most common bolete of Australia and adjacent areas.

The stipe surface?
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-06-18 09:16:18 WIB (+0700)

This small Boletellus is characterized by small scabers on the stipe.

wow. great color AND texture.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-18 07:31:07 WIB (+0700)

what’s going on with that spotted stipe?

I wasn’t sure
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-18 06:36:53 WIB (+0700)

I wasn’t sure which was correct, but barragensis was in a later reference. I’m happy to call it the correct name.

Updated spelling…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-06-18 06:10:01 WIB (+0700)

…from Boletellus obscurococcineus to Boletellus obscurecoccineus per Roy’s comment. However, Index Fungorum lists Boletellus obscurococcineus as the correct orthographic variant of the originally published name Boletellus obscure-coccineus.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-06-09 12:11:11 WIB (+0700)

great photography, and a spectacular mushroom.

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