Giant Bolete Fungus or Salmon Gum Mushroom (in WA)

Family: Boletales
Genus: Phlebopus
Species: marginatus
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

This is possibly Australia's largest fungus. It forms a mycorrhizal association with eucalypts, growing singly or in groups, after rain. Widespread and common. Cap to more than 60 cm across, opening until it is almost flat, yellowish-brown. Pores underneath cap are deep, orangey-greenish yellow, becoming brown on ageing. Stem fat, bulging near base, dingy yellow-brown.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Very large yellow brown mushroom shaped fungus with yellowish pores. Pores underneath cap (no gills).

References

https://fungimap.org.au/index.php/fduonline-home/135/294/boletes/P-phlebopus-marginatus

Created: 01 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 08 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

NSW Southern Tablelands near Bredbo.

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