Local Government Partner :: ACT GovernmentSupported by :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region :: Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group
Home Fungi Caps on stems; pores below caps [boletes & stemmed polypores] Boletes - Fleshy texture, stems central (more-or-less) [ field guide | sightings ]

Boletes - Fleshy texture, stems central (more-or-less)



The fungi in this sub-group produce fruitbodies that, until you look below the cap could be mistaken for mushrooms. However, instead of gills below the cap there are pores. In fungal field guides you will find these fungi referred to collectively as boletes. In boletes the cap is quite thick in relation to its diameter. In some boletes the flesh or pores may turn blue when damaged, in others there is no colour change and bolete identification keys ask about this.


In the following hints you see examples of useful identification features and a few of the more commonly seen genera in which at least some species (not necessarily all) show those features.



Cap over 30 cm in diameter: Phlebopus.

Very soft texture, like marshmallow: Fistulinella.

Red cap, yellow pores: Boletellus.

Growing near pine trees: Suillus.

Growing near birch trees: Leccinum.

Stem deeply pitted, somewhat honeycomb-like: Austroboletus.


No species currently exist here.

Conservation Level

  • All conservation levels (change?)



Want to become a moderator for Boletes - Fleshy texture, stems central (more-or-less)?

Apply now

Follow Boletes - Fleshy texture, stems central (more-or-less)

Receive alerts when new sightings are reported

1244277 sightings of 6836 species in 1011 locations from 4131 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy