Observation 317243: Strobilomyces Berk.

When I collected this specimen I really didn’t notice the “Blue” spots on the edge of the cap or on the gills. I haven’t dried this yet and will cut to see the result. For now loading original images at the time of find. Area Eucalyptus rainforest.



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Recognized by sight: Australian species of Strobilomyces
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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2018-05-26 15:51:32 PDT (-0700)

Definitely a Strobilomyces. Blue green is a mould. The genus as it is known in Australia is still in progress. I’ve been in collab with the Kunming lab who has all of my Australian Strobilos. There are sp. novs. for some IDs of my collections. However, it’s been some months since I last heard from them.

Some Oz Strobilos stain red then black; some stain black directly. I’m still fuzzy on what is what in Oz.
PS: Too many boletes in australia and not enough people or funds to work on them. Yeah, DNA is a hindrance here, but helpful above the genus level; not at species level right now. What happened to morph?


Yes you are correct. We try to grow everything here and then some.hehe. incl . Strobilomyces.

I suspect…
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2018-05-25 15:48:41 PDT (-0700)

.. the blue/green spots on the pores and cap edge are mold of some kind.. probably an older fruiting body.

“fleshy color” as in pinkish?
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2018-05-25 15:22:24 PDT (-0700)

My strobilomyces bruise slowly pinkish on the flesh, which tends to fade toward tan over an extended period. As I said before, though, Australia might as well be another continent to me.

Next thing you know people will start to believe that Canada is actually a separate country instead of a bunch of states who don’t get to vote because they’re too far north. The stuff that folks will buy nowadays…

Bisected Specimen

After cutting the fungi I did not see any “Blue stain or pigment.” The Pileus when cut showed a fleshy colour which darkened when exposed to air. Strobilomyces Berk.would seem the correct ID

By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2018-05-25 14:23:49 PDT (-0700)

Australia is a far off place for me and I know NONE of your boletes, but in Pennsylvania that would look like a dark pored Old Man of the Woods. Do they grow in Australia?

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