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Fungi Strobilomyces sp


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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DO NOT use these photos as a tool for safe identification of edible wild mushrooms—use resources that are designed for that purpose

Botanical Name: Strobilomyces sp

Common Name: The Old Man of the Forest

Habitat in litter and on live wood in rainforest and margin of Eucalyptus forest,

Field Notes: collected Linda Garrett Forest, Mapleton, Queensland, Pores are white, darkening with age, and staining orange/brown when bruised, eventually turning black

Cap description: covered in large, black, erect scales at centre 100mm

Stem description: cylindrical about 15mm dia and 110mm tall

Like so many fungi in Australia only species ID can be made awaiting final names to be given and recorded with distinguishing feature.
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