Collection location: Kaimanawa Forest Park, near Taupo, New Zealand [Click for map]
Who: Clive Shirley (myxo)
This small fungus is 12mm in diameter and 40 mm high. To my surprise with yellow gills and and brown spores. Found under beech
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:42 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Kaimanawa Rangers, New Zealand’ to ‘Kaimanawa Ranges, New Zealand’
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Its unfortunate that the quick forays I have down to Kaimanawa Ranges does not give us much time to spend trying to Id fungi. I collected this thinking it was a mycena once back at the motel and looked at the spores (Brown, verrucose). I realised it was something in the Cortinarius group and discarded it. I hope to take a dryer with me next time!
Hi Clive, nice to see your pictures again. I don’t know if you automagically get notified of late comments, but I think this may be a species I found under N-fagus in Reefton, working name Cortinarius lachanus (Greek = vegetable). You didn’t by any chance try the alkaline reaction? If positive, and the gills are yellow as you say, it is a very rare Dermocybe.
it wouldn’t surprise me if it is a cort
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