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Suillus granulatus (Weeping Bolete) - introduced

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Under side of Weeping Bolete (Suillus granulatus) showing pores. Growing in grass under Pinus sp. beside Ingliston Road, Ballan, Victoria, Australia. Photographed on 29 April 2015.Note the Mushroom Springtails (Ceratophysella sp.) .Pileus up to 23 cm across in large specimens, but more commonly around 15 cm, yellow to yellow-brown when young turning a more reddish brown as they age. All the specimens I saw were dry - not viscid (became slimey after rain). Spore print a light brown to yellow brown. Flesh with a slight fruity to earthy odour. Stype to about 5 or 6 mm, white, but with a little orange toward base, slightly hollow as maturing, but not extensively so - even in old specimens.

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