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FungusHeimioporus fruticicola

Unnamed at Southern Forest Life

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Heimioporus fruticicola at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Heimioporus fruticicola at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Heimioporus fruticicola at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Heimioporus fruticicola at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Heimioporus fruticicola at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019

Identification history

Fungus Heimioporus fruticicola 31 May 2019 Teresa
Fungus Heimioporus fruticicola 4 May 2019 Pam
Fungus Boletellus sp. 26 Apr 2019 KerriLee

Author's notes

Cap 85mm in diameter. Brilliant, deep red and smooth. A small cluster were found growing in deep leaf litter atop a quite rocky ridge. This fungus looks similar to B. obscurecoccineus, but the spores do not match the description in Fuhrer. Also, the stems were short and not apparently flecked. The spore print was sparse, so the brown colour only became apparent under the compound scope.

4 comments

Teresa wrote:
   3 May 2019
Kerri-Lee, I note from your images that this specimen did not change colour on injury.
Unfortunately I do not know enough about this genus to give you a positive ID, sorry.
KerriLee wrote:
   3 May 2019
Not a problem Teresa. It may even be an unknown species!
I can say that the wildlife find them tasty. On the day I took this image there were 3, large boletes in a cluster. 24 hours later there was not the slightest trace. Instead, there was some scraping and a neat pile of wombat dung!
Pam wrote:
   4 May 2019
KerriLee, you are correct this is not B. obscurecoccineus. In fact it's not a Boletellus, the spores do not fit. There are about nine named species in this genus listed from Australia plus a few just sp. Sorry to have taken so long to come back to this I'm trying to catch up on my backlog at home............. I'm suggesting calling it Heimioporus fruticicola this is an ectomycorrhizae with genera such as Myrtaceae and Casuarinaceae. Did you notice any of the tree species nearby?
Pam wrote:
   4 May 2019
Great photos of a striking looking fungus. Images of the stipe also help with identification.

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Monotoca elliptica (Tree Broom-heath) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Aug 2019
Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Fungus) at Southern Forest Life - 8 Jul 2019
Lepiota haemorrhagica at Southern Forest Life - 25 Apr 2019
Amanita sp. at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Boletellus emodensis (Boletellus emodensis) at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Monarcha melanopsis (Black-faced Monarch) at Southern Forest Life - 25 Mar 2019
Leptotarsus clavatus (Crane fly) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Feb 2019
Chondropyga olliffiana (Olliff's flower scarab) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Feb 2019
Lindneromyia sp. (Flat-footed fly) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Jan 2019
Amanita sp. at Southern Forest Life - 10 Jan 2019
Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Jan 2019
Amanita sp. (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Jan 2019
Boletus barragensis (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Jan 2019
Phylloporus clelandii (Phylloporus clelandii) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Jan 2019
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Dec 2018
Stropharia semiglobata (Stropharia semiglobata) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Southern Forest Life - 12 Jun 2018
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Jun 2018
Stereum hirsutum group (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Jun 2018
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Beyeria lasiocarpa (Wallaby bush) at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Southern Forest Life - 13 May 2018
Trichogramma funiculatum (Egg parasitoid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2018
Plecia dimidiata (Lovebug) at Southern Forest Life - 3 Oct 2016
Egernia saxatilis intermedia (Black Rock Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Feb 2016
Egernia saxatilis intermedia (Black Rock Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Dec 2015
Egernia saxatilis intermedia (Black Rock Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 16 Feb 2015
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Jan 2015
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Nov 2014

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  • Non-Invasive

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