Phlebopus species
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Description:
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This is a large fungus that tends to turn up in urban habitats without any obvious mycorrhizal partners. It is often called Phlebopus portentosus, which is an Australian species not found in New Zealand. It's recognised, besides its large size, by the cap going blue at the top of the stipe when cut in half.
Common name: None
Found: Under mixed scrub in urban habitats
Substrate: Ground
Spore: light brown
Height: 100 mm
Width: 230 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: Yes
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Macro images:
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Phlebopus portentosus
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PDD 81504    Scale= 18 mm.
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Phlebopus portentosus
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Scale= 18 mm.
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Phlebopus portentosus
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Scale= 20 mm.
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Scale= 18 mm.
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