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Pineapple Bolete

Boletellus ananas


Small, pink, shaggy-capped mushroom. Only one specimen found. No more than 6 cms in height. Convex cap with a matted surface and the margin almost clasps the stem, so this is a reasonably young specimen. Cap flattens out as it ages. Covered with squamules (small scales) that can be either pressed against the cap or curved back on itself. Smooth stipe that's a yellowish colour, and ring is like peeling skin (if it is a ring?). No gills but a sponge-like pore surface instead.


Native bushland in the Mt. Coot-tha Forest Reserve. Spotted on the Stringybark Track. Area generally dry but leaf litter in more shaded areas still reasonably moist. Mushroom growing in soil and leaf litter beside a sandstone rock.


Many thanks to Marc Pralong who spotted this specimen. He has a very sharp eye.

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Pineapple bolete
Boletellus ananas Boletellus ananas

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Thanks, Leuba. Looks more like an old, matted mop than a pineapple to me. Yes, good IDing, Mark.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice spotting Neil -great-looking bolete. Wouldn't have thought to check out boletes. Good IDing Mark.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

That'll do nicely thanks, Mark. So it's a polypore?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fabulous colour on this specimen.

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 6, 2014
Submitted on Apr 12, 2014

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