Chalciporus aurantiacus

(Syn. Xerocomus aurantiacus). A small bolete, 30–60 mm diameter, found under native beech. The cap is dry, yellowish to apricot in colour, and the pores are a dull red. There is yellow mycelium at the base of the stipe.

Chalciporus piperatus

This introduced species is associated with Pinus radiata. The cap is fawn to light brown and the pores are a dull brown-red.Cap diam: 40–70 mm. It tastes peppery as its name suggests. There is yellow mycelium at the base of the stipe.

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