Observation 45206: Boletellus emodensis (Berk.) Singer

When: 2010-03-25

Collection location: Lake Boomanjin, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

See features noted above. One of the unusual features I have seen for Boletellus (and some other boletes) in Queensland is that the basidiomes often appear to be arising from dead wood or are attached to bark at the base of living trees. Rather than being true wood rotters, I’m betting that more moisture is available at these microsites.

Specimens in BRI & NY (REH9270).


Fruiting on the inside of a dead hollow log.
Ribbed spores with cross-striae. About 20 × 7 µm as seen with Nomarski DIC at 40×.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Red overall, fine scales on pileus, extremely rapid cyanescence of yellow flesh (both pileus and stipe).
Based on microscopic features: Spores are ribbed and possess cross striae.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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