Observation 44693: Tylopilus P. Karst.

Although I have some similar species to this loaded. The white pores under the cap, (Boletus?) does not have a description in my references. The stem was about 2.5" inches or 6cm and the cap was was about 4cm across. Found in open area, sany base and surface spread with pine needles.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-05-22 09:03:39 CDT (-0400)

this reserve is mostly Casuarinaceae intermixed with Banksia. I think I posted a chromapes like taxa on MO from here last year.


Rod when I said pine this was a broad statement. The trees in this area, (acaisias) I think drop the needles. (Not pines in the true aspect Frazer Island Pines or Bunyah.. My tree naming leaves a lot to be desired. Noah is familiar with this Coastal Reserve. KK

Amongst pine
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-04-27 13:41:06 CDT (-0400)

needles? Interesting. A macroscopically very similar item was on Fraser Island during late March. One collection had a bitter taste and another was mild. Both found with native Myrtaceae, Casuarinaceae.


Hi, Nice to hear from you again. Consensus points toTylopilus, so will go with that. Chow, kk

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-26 14:01:50 CDT (-0400)

Looks like T. plumbeoviolaceus, but that is a long shot considering the habitat, continent… None the less, were there any hardwoods around? Particularly Quercus?


Sorry about poor report Johann. I travel by myself in remote bush and do not put anything in my mouth that I do not know anything about for sure. Many of our fungi have not been fully investigated. I do always smell and break or cut the specimen. Here it is not uncommon for the fungi to only have a mild mushroom aroma if any.

Was it bitter tasting?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-25 14:35:01 CDT (-0400)
that’s assuming that Tylopilus even occurs in OZ…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-04-25 12:14:41 CDT (-0400)

but it’s a good best guess for now.

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