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Lilac-brown Bolete

Sutorius australiense

Description:

An attractive chunky bolete with a convex, slightly scruffy cap about 65 mm across.The cap was a brownish grey while the smooth fertile pore surface on the underside was a beautiful brownish lilac. The thick stipe was whitish with patches of brown.

Habitat:

Found growing singly in open grasslands,in leaf litter - national park (Churchill)

Notes:

Other species of this genus is found in North America and Asia.The austrlian species is said to have a slightly smaller cap that the foreign cousins.
This genus was called Leccinum but since 2012, the accepted name is Sutorius.
Family: Boletaceae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutorius_e...

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2020
Submitted on Apr 26, 2020

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