Unknown white-pored bolete, tan leather cap concolorous with stipe. Cap dry and cracked in every specimen, despite days of rain. Pores fine, tightly free of stipe. Flesh white, momentarily and slightly blushing partially pink after a minute, then fading. Stipe hollow, stipe flesh white. Pleasant bolete smell. Growing gregariously on lawn in Killara, NSW, March 14, 2017
Could be old Aphelaria, a clavaria, but also could be a Ramaria (spores look likely to be brown - Clavaria spores are white) coral clump growing at the base of an angophora, Seven Little Australian park, Lindfield NSW, March 5, 2017. The ground was charred and sooty, raining for several days. Many ends flattened and antler like, others spear shaped. About 20cms high and 30cms across. Light cream to yellow and dark tan. See Fuhrer 196.
Trogia straminea (Fuhrer 270) Swain’s Gardens, Killara NSW March 8 2017, growing on wood. As Fuhrer says, “translucent-striate, usually deeply funnel shaped. The pale yellow-brown decurrent gills are cross connected with shallow veins.” In this case the gills were almost white and the specimen was growing in a very moist part of the gardens. This is the first time we have seen this species.
A walking track off Howson Avenue Turramurra Sydney follows a sandstone ridge with casuarina and Banksia forest interspersed with eucalyptus. On March 7 we found a wide variety of boletes, including several with pink pores, including Austroboletus lacunosus. Also found in significant numbers were shaggy cap boletes, Boletellus emodensis.