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Observation 8157: Fistulinella Henn.

I thought this looked a lot like Suillus luteus (Slippery jack) but it doesnt have any annulus ring or band around the stem.
The white stem seems to make this fungi harder to identify. All the images in references I have do not display white stems. The Cap colouring and underbody fit quite a few fungi, but not with white stem?. I am not sure whether the fungi is growing out of some insect or borer cavity and if this may have some bearing on the ID?


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Wood shavings.

Also I did notice that these particles were on the cap and stem. The cap was sticky.

Reply to D.S.

Yes Douglas, I thought that was strange too. It seemed to be well rooted in the cavity. The small pieces of timber-like scrapings were moist and attached to the trunk. They were not loose as is the normal with borers.

And on wood!
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-30 05:39:44 -05 (-0500)

And it is growing on wood! Is that true, this was growing off wood? That is odd for a Bolete or Suillus (or Leccinum, or Tilopilus, or…).