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Salmon gum bolete

Phlebopus marginatus

Description:

A thick bulky mushroom with a cap about 100mm wide. The convex cap with an even margin was a pale brown with dark stains. The stipe was the same colour as the cap with purplish black patches. The top of the stipe close to the cap was thinner ( about 45mm) than the bulbous base (95mm). The stipe looked like it had been nibbled on exposing a deep olive green flesh. The under surface of the cap showed the irregular margins of thousands pore openings ( pic #4). The surface was a dull yellow. There was a deep depression between the pore surface and the start of the stipe and the top of the stipe also showed a small "flange-like" ring.

Habitat:

Growing on grass under eucalyptus trees

Notes:

This mushroom looked like a little stump in the grass and had nothing distinctive. But, a closer look revealed something amazing ! a very exciting find. Apparently these mushrooms can be found anytime of the year provided there is soaking rain - hoping to see more, then...

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9 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

williefromwi, Thanks for the compliment. I do love these mushrooms but if look at my spottings you'll see that there are so many without an ID!. I am still learning the basics...I still have a couple more without an ID

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

wonderful spotting, I believe you will be my go to person when I need an id of mushrooms and fungi in the future. I can see you have both a love and knowledge of them

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Hahaha, whatever floats your boat, Leuba! ; ) It's pretty amazing... and no, I can't believe it's just a baby!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks guys....can you believe that this is just a baby ! - I would have passed out had i seen a larger one. This was exciting enough to take me to hospital !!
Martin, I was hesitant about putting up a west australian common name for this but it is Australian and a giant bolete so I will..

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Holy dooley!!

Wow that's a nice big one! Great spotting and notes!

flybeasley
flybeasley 9 years ago

Something was having a meal. Look at the big chunk that has been taken out of the side.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

First Prize!

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

This looks like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What an impressive specimen this is!!! ...and a meal ? (I wouldn't be eating any fungi at the moment) This link (scroll down) suggests a common name for you. http://morrie2.wordpress.com/category/fu...

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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