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Salmon gum mushroom

Plebopus marginatus


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Phlebopus marginatus P. marginatus a moderate sized specimen, East Gippsland, January 1993 Scientific classification Kingdom: Fungi Division: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes Order: Boletales Family: Boletinellaceae Genus: Phlebopus Species: P. marginatus Binomial name Phlebopus marginatus (J.Drumm. ex Berk.) Watling & N.M.Greg Phlebopus marginatus Mycological characteristics pores on hymenium cap is convex hymenium is seceding stipe is bare spore print is brown ecology is mycorrhizal edibility: unknown Phlebopus marginatus, known as the Salmon gum mushroom in Western Australia, is a member of the Boletales or pored fungi and possibly Australia's largest terrestrial mushroom with the weight of one specimen from Victoria recorded at 29 kg (64 pounds). It is an imposing sight in forests of southeastern and southwestern Australia. Initially described as Boletus marginatus in 1845,[1] and also previously known by equally impressive scientific names such as Phaeogyroporus portentosus and Boletus portentosus it is in fact not as closely related to typical boletes as previously thought.[2]

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