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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Boletus novae-zelandiae. Boletus novae-zelandiae


Present in region - Indigenous. Endemic

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Caption: B. novae-zelandiae: k, spores; I, cystidia.

Caption: Dried type specimen.
Owner: Herb PDD

Article: McNabb, R.F.R. (1968). The Boletaceae of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 6(2): 137-176 (http://www.rsnz.org/publish/abstracts.php).
Description: PILEUS: convex when young, plano-convex at maturity, 3.5-6.5 cm diam., dry, finely felted to subtomentose when young, subglabrous at maturity, dull yellow; cuticle a poorly organised trichodermium when young. Becoming disorganised at maturity and composed of interwoven, thin-walled, smooth or slightly roughened, septate hyphae 3.5-8 µm. diam., terminal cells repent or obliquely ascending, not inflated; margin entire, extending beyond pores, sterile. HYMENOPHORE: tubes to 6 mm long, adnate, yellow to bright golden yellow; pores concolorous with tubes, irregularly angular, 1-1.5 mm diam.; unchanging where damaged. STIPE: 2.5-3.5 cm long, more or less equal, 1.2-1.8 cm diam., solid, dry, subglabrous to finely subvelutinate from a close palisade of caulocystidia, yellow to sordid yellow, annulus absent. SPORES: spore print not obtained; spores melleous, elliptic-subfusiform, 14.2-18.2 X 4.5-5.5 µm, smooth. HYMENIUM: basidia hyaline, clavate, 26-36 X 8.5-10.5 µm, 4-spored; cystidia scattered, hyaline, thin-walled, subcylindrical to cylindrical, 36-55 X 4.5-6.5 µm.. HYMENOPHORAL TRAMA: bilateral of the Boletus subtype; clamp connections absent. CONTEXT OF PILEUS: yellow, unchanging or becoming faintly red on exposure to air. SMELL: not distinctive.
Habitat: HABITAT: Gregarious under Leptospermum.
Notes: Boletus novae-zelandiae belongs in sect. Subpruinosi (Singer, 1947) and is closely related to B. rawlingsii. It may be distinguished from the latter by the longer, elliptic-subfusiform spores and narrow, more or less cylindrical cystidia.