The genus is characterised by the cap being dry (rather than slimy as in Suillus), never with a ring around the stalk, and the spore print olivaceous when fresh.
There are three indigenous species, all endemic, plus one introduced. The indigenous species are all associated with tea-tree. The introduced B. edulis is associated with oaks at a few South Island localities.


NZFungi Entry

Boletus rawlingsii

Yellow fruiting body, flesh niot changing on exposure to air. Boletus novaezelandiae is very similar, differing in spore size.

Boletus leptospermi

Bright, multi-coloured cap, flesh turning blue on exposure to air.