Observation 21757: Marasmius meridionalis E. Horak & Desjardin
When: 2009-06-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Another tiny one from my macadamia orchard. These seem to be quite common, but very tiny, so hard to see. It is about 2mm high including the stem. Any ideas?

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c.f. meridionalis
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-21 04:31:14 PDT (-0700)

I am informed that this is very like Marasmius meridionalis,which is a New Zealand species. This information comes to me from Jerry Cooper.

Exquisite photograph Steve!
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-06-06 22:37:46 PDT (-0700)
scope
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-06-06 16:38:28 PDT (-0700)

A standard 1600x biological research scope is what you want. You can get a low end one for $200 – $300. Ebay has some nice new and used ones sometimes. You will also want a reticule for measurement.

How powerful?
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-06 16:33:43 PDT (-0700)

How powerful a scope would I need, and what should L look for. I can probably find them again.

Marasmius species sometimes
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-06 16:25:20 PDT (-0700)

have very reduced gills so that the hymenium can look smooth or almost so. And I still think this is a basidiomycete but I may err … as always we should let the scope do the talking but this would afford another collection, unfortunately!

Genera
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-06-06 16:00:56 PDT (-0700)

Marasmius would have gills, Filoboletus pores. The photographs show a cup fungus much closer in form to species in the Sarcoscyphaceae.

Ah well
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-06 15:57:29 PDT (-0700)

Ah well – I guess I’m a photographer at heart, so I search for the unusual. Couple that with the fact that there are very few mycologists who have ever specialised in Australian sub-tropical (or tropical) fungi AND that Australian fungi is generally different to northern hemisphere. I may have to live with unidentified mushrooms because there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to id them. Still – I could find something new – and never know it.

Could be some
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-06 13:21:19 PDT (-0700)

unusual Marasmius or Filoboletus but there are so much obscurities down under you know?

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