The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Ridge Stemmed Bolete

20130527 006This Austroboletus occidentalis is another Bolete like the Rhubarb Bolete I found the other day, so it has sponge like pores rather than gills under the cap.  It is a large mushroom – specimens have been found up to 220mm – with a thick stem which has an etched or ridged appearance.  This was a fresh one as the cap still had a suede like appearance and was wet and slimy.  It is only found in WA but is similar to the Austroboletus lacunosis except it leaves a yellow stain and bitter taste on your hands if you touch it, I didn’t check.


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