Observation 65904: Rubinoboletus

When: 2007-03-27

Collection location: Three Sisters, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2011-04-22 17:30:55 CDT (-0500)

is based on a taxon from Europe: R. rubinus I believe. The concept of the genus has been badly extrapolated to include just about any taxon with short spores - like Tylopilus balloui etc. which is NOT and molecules have shown balloui is a Tylop. See a paper by Osmundson & Halling in Mycotaxon late last year.
I think I’ve seen this in So Qld and still awaits placement in the Boletineae.

This observation might be
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2011-04-22 15:07:50 CDT (-0500)

Rubinoboletus caespitosus. Better photos are to follow ….

Not generally accepted …
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2011-04-21 17:41:04 CDT (-0500)

You can call it Chalciporus … e.g. Chalciporus amarellus is also called Rubinoboletus pseudorubinus. Differs from Chalciporus in roundish spores. I am not sure if in the tropics the definition is different. In Africa have been described loads of em from Heinemann/Ramelloo in the Sixties.
I want to stress out that it is just a guess or a hint here and no determination up to date has been achieved.

what rubinoboletus is?
By: Jonathan M
2011-04-21 17:33:29 CDT (-0500)

I never heard that genus of bolete, how do you distinguish it from other (especially leccinum?)

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