Three Australian Austrobolete Mushrooms
Austroboletus is a genus of fungi in the family Boletaceae. They have pores rather than gills and used to be classified as a type of Boletus. However, since 1979 they have been classified as a separate genus because their spores are pitted rather than smooth like bolete spores as shown in this photo by Roy Halling (Mushroom Observer) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
At the macro level Australian Austroboletes are recognised via their lacunose stems, which are like a lattice.
Cap: 50-70mm, convex, amber coloured, glutinous skin, ragged at margins.
Pores: Wide, mauve, angular.
Stem: Has white roots, tall, thin, cylindrical with a central bulge, white with a network of deep pockets and ridges, slimy and amber coloured under cap.
Spore print: Pale pink brown.
Found: By rotting log in narrow peppermint woodland. , Forrest, Otway Ranges, Australia
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