Home Fungi Caps on stems; pores below caps [boletes & stemmed polypores] Boletes - Fleshy texture, stems central (more-or-less) Boletellus obscurecoccineus

Boletellus obscurecoccineus

Rhubarb Bolete

The fruit body is a bolete. The cap is reddish, the spongy pore layer on the underside of the cap is yellow and the stem is yellowish towards the top but lower it is of a colour similar to that of the cap. At maturity, the more-or-less hemispherical cap may be up to 10 cm across but often is less than 5. The stem is 1-2 cm in diameter, up to 10 cm long and dotted with tiny scales.


No partial nor universal veil. 


The pores may bruise blue when rubbed, but the reaction may be slow or very slight.


Spore print: brown.


On soil or wood.

Boletellus obscurecoccineus is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  Southern Highlands  |  South Coast  |  Tasmania

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Species information

  • Boletellus obscurecoccineus Scientific name
  • Rhubarb Bolete Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1283m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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