Observation 22385: Boletus

When: 2009-06-10

Collection location: Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

For lack of a better genus name, Boletus works for me. Finely squamulose on pileus and the stipe bulb. Stains blue by just looking at it with a stern gaze. One with a Universal Veil is unknown to me. I have only seen 3 other specimens, all in FNQld on the Aterton Tableland W of Cairns. Occurs under Allocasuarina or where there is a mixture of that tree genus and Eucalyptus.
Herbarium specimens in BRI & NY (REH9228).


Removed to a quieter location for imaging. Kingfisher Bay is a resort community.

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Yes, it has tubes separating like Boletus. Thanks for asking!
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-06-20 22:11:13 CDT (-0400)
I already was on Fraser Island but
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-20 18:49:56 CDT (-0400)

I’m still very very jealous too :)

relationship to Phlebopus?
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-20 18:32:51 CDT (-0400)

Was the tube layer easily separable from the cap, like in Boletus, Xerocomus etc., or was it quite adhearing like in Gyrodon or Phlebopus or even the Polyporus species?

Man, you should sell tickets to your OZ forays! I’m jealous!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-20 18:24:33 CDT (-0400)
New genus, new species
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-20 16:10:45 CDT (-0400)

I’m quit sure of that. What a find!

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