Observation 167912: Cortinariaceae R. Heim ex Pouzar
When: 2014-06-18
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Unusual large (5inches across cap), fungi with " extremely strong unpleasant smell", and causing a sharp reaction when smelt. (similar effect from sniffing smelling salts.).
There were three specimens close together, growing in open Eucalyptus forest. They were shallow rooted in the local soil. There also appeared to be brown spores on the ground below the gills.

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Recognized by sight: Brown gills, brown spores, cortinal band on stipe. The largest specimen (photos 4,5,6) have a fungus growing on the gills (white mycelium). Looks somewhat similar to sequestrate sequestrate Cortinarius in US, especially C. magnivelare. The obs. however extends above ground, has expanded gills, drops spores, and has a white stipe. It also looks nibbled on, suggesting two spore dispersal mechanisms.

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The aggressive strong smell that both young and mature specimens emitted was “very distinctive and caused a sharp acknowledgement of its existence” when smelt.

Created: 2014-06-20 05:27:29 CDT (-0400)
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