Boletellus emodensis

Boletellus emodensis

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(Shaggy Cap)

FAMILY

Boletaceae

Species

Boletellus emodensis

Common name

Shaggy Cap

Colour

Cap reddish patches on pale surface.

Habitat

Eucalypt woodland

Description

This mushroom is one of several species where the cap becomes scaly. These separate giving it the distinctive shaggy appearance, hence the common name. The cap diameter is about 10 cm. The tubes and hence the pores are usually exposed below the body of the cap, they are yellowish-green and turn blue when damaged. The stalk has a distinct pinkish tinge. Found in Eucalypt woodland , frequently on decaying wood but sometimes on soil. This one was collected at Herberton. It is a mycorrhizal fungus.