Pseudoboletus parasiticus Boletaceae Parasitic Bolete

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Pseudoboletus parasiticus, Parasitic Bolete. Seen for the first time in the island in 2004, this small bolete is found attached to the Earthball, Scleroderma citrina, which it parasitizes. Several fruit bodies are found on each Earth ball. They have a dull brown cap, 2-4cm across, and yellowish tubes beneath, which are slightly recurrent (running down the stipe). The Earthball host is common most years, but the Parasitic Boletus has only been found in one area, though on several Earthballs. It is edible.

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