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Burnt Orange bolete

Tylopilus baloui

Description:

This bright orange bolete had caps up to 60 mm wide. The flesh was a creamy white with a thin orange cuticle. The stipe was also orange. The pore surface on young specimens seemed to have evenly and tightly spaced pores but in more mature bodies the pores had widened to show their angular walls. The pore surface showed slight decurrence (pic 5)- (extending down the stipe).

Habitat:

Spotted amongst a clump of native grass under eucalyptus trees - Churchill National Park (pic 6)

Notes:

Most of the mushroom caps were eaten by insects -must taste good! The rest showed brown bruising. It was exciting to see bright orange bolete which I first mistook for Amanita Xanthocephala. Thanks to my husband for correcting my mistake. Unfortunately none of these were fresh when I spotted them. This species appears to be common in the Northern Hemisphere where it is mycorrhizal with oak and beech. Fungi in this group occur in Australia under eucalyptus trees. Here is some interesting information :
http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/project...
Family: Boletaceae

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3 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Nice catch Leuba. I'll bet the new ones are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 weeks ago

Mark spotted them first. I just dismissed them as being something else. It was both interesting and fascinating to find a bolete of that colour after seeing so many of the usual brown ones. They (boletes) seem to be every where after the recent rainfalls.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

How did you manage to spot that? Well done! That's a beautiful bolete, Leuba. Lovely colour, and those pores are fascinating.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.95, Long: 145.25

Spotted on Mar 9, 2020
Submitted on Mar 13, 2020

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