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“The boletes are closely related to the agarics (fungi with gills). Many boletes display colour changes when the flesh is cut, so that whitish or yellowish tissues become spectacularly greenish blue due to enzyme reactions triggered by oxygen in the air. Boletes are very important in the Australian bushland as ectomycorrhizal species, but they also provide food for the larval stages of many insects.” A first time sighting in the Conservation Area after recent rains.

Reference A.M. Young A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia.

I.D. courtesy of Nigel Fechner.

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