Observation 199375: Agaricales sensu lato
When: 2015-02-19
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Fungi found shallow rooted in Eucalyptus forest soil. Conditions wet. Some peripheral damage displayed on cap. I was interested in the unusual gill physical structure. Especially between the gills. Cap orange, stipe lighter in colour, short and tapered at base end. Maybe similar to Hygrocybe austropratensis?
Collection conditions were very wet with continuous rain fall.

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-22% (2)
Recognized by sight
38% (4)
Recognized by sight
41% (9)
Recognized by sight: stipe looks sphaerocyst-y. gill intervenosity maybe a gastromycetization thing. off-off-chance guess.
43% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
40% (3)
Recognized by sight

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I have had some problems loading files when doing this find. Not sure if it was my server or the MO server. Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the data base today, 11/03/2015. (0730 my time.)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-10 11:25:25 CDT (-0500)

your observation is missing a location

Stipe looks like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-02-22 18:11:29 CST (-0600)

Russula to me.

Interesting @Ian
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2015-02-22 08:26:48 CST (-0600)

The Gills look nearly like Russula to me but no the cap so much

Not Cantharellus, IMO.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-02-20 19:16:01 CST (-0600)

This fungus doesn’t have the usually in-rolled margin I associate with many chanterelles. Also, the cap doesn’t look quite right.

This cross-hatching of the gills could be a variation of the fungus trying to go underground, too. There are a number of fungi that do that: Paxillus (Austropaxillus), Russula (Austrorussula?), Macowanites, and others.

Was it Brittle

Usually these are as you guessed, but with the rain and the condition of the specimen I handled it carefully. I dont think this specimen showed those traits when wet. I will do a scope in the next day or so and upload the results. Thanks for your input Johannes.

Was it brittle?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2015-02-20 17:54:38 CST (-0600)

Can you take a look at it under the scope?


Care to nominate a species for me please.. I do not have a well defined gill description in my references. Thanks kk(Cantharellus ..?..)

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-20 17:07:28 CST (-0600)

gills are common in both chanterelles and pratensis-type waxy caps in North America.

ID chanterelle

I tend to agree BUT what about the physical structure between each gill……Strange?

By: Ben Anderson (btanderson)
2015-02-20 16:54:27 CST (-0600)

look chanterelle-y to me. plus the color and the way it is upturned…

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