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Phlebopus marginatus

Phlebopus marginatus


A true monster of a mushroom - so big it made us laugh - (800mm across) brown topped mushroom with short thick stipe, pores underneath, (severely attacked by 'bugs').


Suburban nature-strip, grassy.


Couldn't get a camera shot of stipe because it was too short and I didn't want to break the whole thing. I partially broke away a small section on the side to get the under shots 4&5. Shot #5 is a close-up of the damage by 'bugs' from underneath. Couldn't find any of these creatures though (without digging). The whole thing had a very dense rubbery feel to it - would probably have weighed several kilos.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

That's fine Clive. I worked out what was happening. Thanks for the extra info too - interesting about the lack of mycorrhizal partner and I wish I could have found what was eating it. Probably beetles/larvae I guess.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

...understand - thanks Clive.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

good spotting argybee ! - massive ..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

I found it hard to believe it was a fungus at first. Thought it was some rubbish left out to be picked up. You think Phaeogyroporus? ok... searching....

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 14, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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