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Boletus leptospermi?
    #1355636 - 03/06/03 08:51 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Can someone ID is these are what I think they are.? And are they edible? Upon bruising they stain blue quickly. Found in NZ.
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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: spored]
    #1355644 - 03/06/03 09:02 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It's hard to say since you have some really weird fungi in NZ. I guess you made your ID from (http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/fungi/) which have only pictures of Boletus leptospermi.
To me this mushroom look more like a Xerocomus. (http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Xerocomus.htm)
Maybe Xerocomus rubellus

Boletes that have white or yellow pores are edible if they're not bitter. There are no poisonous mushrooms in this group. You can taste a piece of it and then spit it out. If it's not bitter then it's edible.


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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: spored]
    #1355649 - 03/06/03 09:10 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Jeebus christ, that is a weird looking mushroom. :smile:

The stem is beautiful...It does appear to be a boletus, but, like zero said above, you've got some weird fungi :smile:


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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: angryshroom]
    #1355801 - 03/07/03 12:31 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: zeronio]
    #1355858 - 03/07/03 01:57 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yes that Link above is a neat shroom, havn't seen it yet. Any way, some more pics....I am pretty sure it is boletus letptospermi but apart from that I can't get much info on it, apart from that it stains blue. Any medicinal qualities likely here?

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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: spored]
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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: spored]
    #1356030 - 03/07/03 04:14 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Your photos resemble the species description.

What sort of trees or shrubs were they growing under or near? The species epithet in this case refers to their habit under Leptospermum, also known as tea-trees. If they were growing under one of these then you've probably identified it correctly. If not, then it's almost certainly something else.

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    #1356094 - 03/07/03 04:45 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: ]
    #1356596 - 03/07/03 07:28 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well yes they are certainly beautiful....I think since I can't get any other info I will have to taste a piece of it....if its bitter no go. And yes I did ID it from the NZ site.
It was growing under silver birtch tree's so probably some sort of symbiotic relationship? At sea level, north island...much decaying grass around.

Any way, any one else please relpy if you have any info....I may taste tonight and will let ya know how it goes, if I am still alive. I love to photograph and identify fungi of all types...we really do have some messed up fungi in NZ thats for sure...no doubt many types as yet unidentified.

Any way, all the best, thanks for replies and good job on providing info to the world to educate and prevent or minimise nasty accidents. Keep up the good work all.


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    #1356605 - 03/07/03 07:30 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Oh yeah, I will check back in here in about one hour or so, so if possible give me the thumbs up....oh yeah, boletus in itself....are any of them known to be hallucinagenic?


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    #1357096 - 03/08/03 12:23 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

No Boletes are hallucinogenic, but, many are tasty!!!!! If you find boletus edulis...yuo will not be unpleased :smile:


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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: angryshroom]
    #1357119 - 03/08/03 12:59 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

There are only a few Boletus that stain very blue. One of them is Boletus Leptospermi and another in Australia is actually called Boletus Cyanesens.
They are not active, but im not aware of any Boletus to be poisonous


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    #1357284 - 03/08/03 05:01 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The rules for eliminating all the poisonous boletes and those which you wouldn't want to eat anyway are pretty straightforward.

Avoid any which bruise blue, have red or orange tubes or tube mouths, or both. Also avoid any which are bitter or peppery tasting.

Of course, look them over and ask yourself if you'd eat an apple in that condition. It's amazing the number of people who'll eat a mushroom that's well past its "eat by" date. Or specimens which are mostly hollowed out by maggots.

None of the boletes are considered to be deadly poisonous. But you can still become very sick from eating them.

Note that those rules will also rule out some edible mushrooms. They are designed to make sure none of the poisonous species are eaten.

If you decide to try your specimen, don't eat more than a piece the size of a small fingernail. Then wait overnight to watch for symptoms. If you don't get nauseous or have an attack of diarrhea then you can try more. You should also be ready for the possibility that you could become very sick. Dr. States once ate a tiny piece of Pholiota squarrosa this way. He became sick enough to end up in the emergency room. They basically handed him a bucket and waited. After hours of dry heaves the tiny piece finally came up and he felt better immediately.

BTW, you should try any mushroom species you haven't eaten before this way.


A tip for those helping people from the other side of the world. Most of our knowledge is based only on the North American mushrooms. Here, Russula is a safe genus - the worst that can happen is that you could end up barfing, etc. In Asia there is a deadly poisonous species of Russula. Eating the wrong Russula there could get you dead. The moral of that is that we can't apply all of our knowledge to foreign mushrooms. One of the most common causes of poisoning here is foreigners who misidentify a mushroom here for one they ate back home. When we're over there we become the foreigner who might make the same mistake. We need to be extra cautious with mushrooms from foreign locations.


Good luck, and let us know how everything works out.

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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1358215 - 03/08/03 01:50 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

There are a few suspect Russula in Australia as well - and most of them taste hotter than pepper.


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Re: Boletus leptospermi? [Re: blaze2]
    #1390015 - 03/19/03 05:22 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I ate three small specimens(size of big coin) and no effects. They tasted ok so I presume they are edible.



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