Boletus sp.1

Boletus sp.1

Image of Boletus 1

(Bolete)

FAMILY

Boletaceae

Species

Boletus sp. 1

Common name

Bolete

Colour

Cap, reddish-brown, splotchy, to yellowish towards margins

Habitat

Woodland

Description

These mushrooms were found growing in a Eucalyptus platyphylla woodland. Cap convex expanding with age, to 7 cm diameter and 2 cm deep, has dark red patches and paler patches on top becoming yellowish-green towards the margins. Lower surface with yellowish-green, thick-walled pores 2-3 per mm. Stem reddish, bulbous base, to 6 cm long and 1.2 cm wide, tissues loosely packed. All cut or wounded surfaces quickly change colour from yellowish to dark green/blue. Edibility unknown, some in genus are poisonous.

Additional image

Image of underside of Boletus 1