Observation 19978: Hebeloma victoriense A.A. Holland & Pegler

When: 2009-03-31

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Found in leaf litter under Dacrycarpus dacrydioides and Leptospermum scoparium in native New Zealand forest.
Mild fragrance, similar to apricots!


Copyright © 2009 Michael
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Proposed Names

-27% (3)
Recognized by sight
77% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: A Field Companion to Australian Fungi

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Glad to see a solution
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-07 01:27:20 CDT (-0500)

and special thanks to Michael for excellent photos!

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-07 00:55:45 CDT (-0500)

Thanks Irene and Gerhard,
With a better idea of genus it did not take me long to find the species. This seams to be a southern hemisphere species known from Australia and New Zealand.

Michael thanks for adding your photos to MO its always pleasing to find names to species that have been troubling me for so long.

The smell
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-06 04:15:07 CDT (-0500)

also points to Hebeloma and concerning the spore print it is not that impossible. We do have a similar spore print in Europe from H. sarcophyllum that grows from the Mediterranean up to my region where I can find it frequently in high summer.
I would agree with Cortinarius or Hebeloma or some extra-European similar genus.

Striking spore colour
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-06 01:37:54 CDT (-0500)

If not Cortinarius or Agaricus, the spotted gill edge also speaks for Psathyrella or even Hebeloma (with extreme spore colour?), perhaps more likely a non-european/american genus, so the spore shape and other micro characters on this would have been very interesting to see.

Agaricus sp.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-06 00:59:48 CDT (-0500)

I will be interested in seeing if any one can suggest a name for this I have been trying to track down a name now for a few years. I have always believed it to be a Cortinarius sp. and can rule out Cortinarius australiensis. Which is a similar sized mushroom and shears the same Leptospermum habitat.

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