Observation 166456: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2014-06-03

Notes: One only Group of fungi growing in open area in soil. In this colony there was about 50% co-joined. We had received a small fall of rain overnight and the ground was still wet. My guess is the fungi started to emerge at first rain.
I have loaded images to represent the group of about 8 fungi. There were no other similars groups or single specimens found. All the caps were wet from the recent rain. Eucalyptus trees were in close proximity.

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Unusual Stipe.

I checked the stipe and when I removed the fungi from the habitat a large rounded clump of soil remained attached to the base of the stipe.. This made the lowest section of the stipe appear to be longer and a second bulbous appearance. I removed the dirt clump and the stipe now appears normal. Spore Colour: left the cap overnight in container face down without a result. I also checked the gills on both specimens and although the larger specimen was darker in colour the Gill formations appeared to me to be similar. I will try and do a micrograph today on both specimens to check if they are the same species. kk

Query

Richard, I noted that Alan Rockefeller’s example specimen was found on “rotten decaying wood”.?? I was and maybe incorrect, but, can some species exist in/on e different substrates. (just asking) I will check today and see if I managed a spore colour. I haven’t dried the specimens yet and if they are still ok will do the check you suggested. These fungi were definitely in soil.
The first specimen (images 1-2) are of the same specimen. It was the largest fungi (presumed to be most mature), and in the middle of the group. I did find a fungi smaller and a single specimen but did not collect as They were in a tight group..

May be 2
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-03 17:33:38 CEST (+0200)

species, Ian. The first photo has gills which are ruffled and somewhat serrated. The small clump shows no signs of “ruffled” or “serrated” gills. While the gills, stipe and overall appearance are similar, the gills edges need to be examined closely. I would expect all to be similarly “ruffled” and “serrated”, not just the younger (if it is younger) specimen.

Stipe of first specimen (the larger, 11" one) is odd, too.

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