Observation 133846: Agaricales sensu lato
When: 2013-05-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This Tiny Bright Orange Fungi was so evident amongst the litter due to its incedibly bright orange colouring. I was only able to find the one specimen and unfortunately it was not mature. The gills are bright orange also and the fungi stem was quite long also. (2.5cm) I have not recorded this fungi before and would image that it is not common. The surrounding area is eucalypte and Pines. There was also a lot of litter on the forest floor and although no rain for about a week the ground was damp to wet. There is a fresh water stream a few feet from the observation area. (specimen kept)
Reference used:
Bruce Fuhrer A Field Guide to Australian Fungi P79 image number 107

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good question
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-05-17 19:11:19 PDT (-0700)

Hygrocybe stipes tend to be concolorous with the pileus, and their stipes are thicker proportionate to the overall size of the FB. The long, slender, white stem beneath a brightly colored pileus, and the absence of any (visible) pigmented spore deposit, all lead me to Mycena, but the best answer for this until or unless its microstructures are seen is Agaricales sensu lato, which I’ll do the honor of proposing right now.


How do you visually determine the difference between Mycena and Hygrocybe please?.

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