Observation 18429: Austropaxillus Bresinsky & Jarosch
When: 2009-02-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These are extremely common and variable in lenga forests in southern Patagonia. This is one extreme form which has essentially central stalk and very dark, almost scaly cap. The other form (I will post it as another observation later hopefully) is lateral and irregular, and the cap is nearly smooth and bright yellow to brownish. Both have these distinctive bright ochre-yellow, decurrent, thick, often-forked gills. The flesh is quite thick and firm, pale yellow, bruising rapidly faintly vinaceous. They are always associated with fallen wood, but never growing directly on it.

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Recognized by sight: just a guess, based on type of gills and bruising..
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Recognized by sight
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Used references: Searching the web, it seems this introduced species is now common in southern beech forests in New Zealand and Chile. It looks to be variable enough to account for most of the ones I’ve seen: from bright smooth golden to densely dark brown fibrillose; from symmetrical stand-alone to lateral shelf-like. The gills are distinctively thick and “un-gill-like” and always prominantly forked.
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Recognized by sight: See obs 18524, probably the same genus but different species

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