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Bolete eater

Hypomyces chrysospermus


About 140mm wide this mushroom shaped conglomeration looked just like concrete from the out side. On lifting one side for a better view it came away from the ground, breaking to reveal a confused conglomeration in it's centre also. All parts seemed to be organic with some softness and pliability. The dark bits were firmer; the white bits like mashmallows; the yellow bits were shedding clouds of dust or spores.


Dry eucalyptus woodlands on very wide highway median strip.


This mass was possibly a salmon gum bolete at one stage.

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 6, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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