Royoungia boletoides

Royoungia boletoides

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(Gold Nugget Truffle)

Family

Boletaceae

Species

Royoungia boletoides

Common name

Gold Nugget Truffle

Colour

Golden yellow

Habitat

In ground in sclerophyll woodland

Description

These truffle-like fungi are subglobose about 1.5 cm long, 1 cm wide and 1 cm broad and the skin or peridium is a bright golden yellow. Spores are brown to dark brown. Found in soil associated with various eucalypts such as Corymbia intermedia and Eucalyptus resinifera. Eaten by the northern bettong.

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