A rare Boletus that grows on Conifer substrates. This species exhibits a gelatinous cuticle and decurrent pores, both unusual features of the family it belongs to. With close examination of key features, this species is relatively hassle-free to identify.
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Rare and vulnerable on Red Data List.
Found on stumps or trunks of Conifers. Exceptionally found on sawdust, but association will always remain with Conifer wood.
Often growing on wood decayed by Phaeolus schweinitzii and possibly parasitic on its mycelium.
Convex, inrolled margin. Floccose to begin, then smooth with age. Slightly lubricous when moist, dull when dry. Orange-brown to orange-yellow in colour, often exhibiting yellow spots.
Soft thick flesh with a lemon-yellow hue, turning blue above the tubes when cut. Pleasant and resinous odour, but a slight sour taste, though still quite pleasant and aromatic.
Bright yellow, darkening with age. Bruising of the pores causes bluish-green discolouration. Subdecurrent attachment to the stipe.
6.5-9 x 2.8-3.8 Microns in size. Elliptical in shape. Olive spore print.
Often eccentric and tapered towards the base. Rust-yellow to red-brown. Finely tomentose-punctate