Observation 25315: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

When: 2009-05-28

Collection location: Swans Crossing State Forest, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Ian Dodd (kk) (www.kundabungkid.com) Australia (kundabungkid)

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This Fungi was small (about 25mm in height with mantles about 5mm) The gills had a tinge of pink with the light shinning through the mantle. The stipes were rather long and were not fibrous but fragile. The fungi were on dead timber. (possibly Hygrocybe.? but, the brown stipe has me puzzled.)


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Hi folks, The best I can do on this is that the log was badly fire damaged, on the ground, with moss and small fern covering the top area but not completely. Maybe Noah can add to the description as he was with me on this particular occasion. I do at times remove specimens from their natural environment to better portray the subject. On this occasion I do not think that was the case as the fungi were small and fragile.

looks very mycena like
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-09-15 11:03:33 PDT (-0700)

This looks very much like a Mycena We have a similar on in WV, not has pink but grows on mossy covered Oak timber.

still not a laccaria, in my view…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-15 10:11:58 PDT (-0700)

we see MR mushrooms “on wood” here in western N. America too, but only on very well rotted wood that is essentially just an aboveground extension of the soil.
is that also true for OZ, or do the MR species actually grow on undigested wood down there?

Although it was growing up on a log
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-09-15 09:42:28 PDT (-0700)

it wasn’t growing “on wood”, I saw lots of ECM fungi growing on moss covered logs, etc. in the Australian rainforest. I do have more pictures of this mushroom somewhere…

not a laccaria…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-15 09:23:57 PDT (-0700)

but what it is…? mycenoid, fer sure.
thanks for posting your fungus photos Ian. Good to know what’s fruiting Down Under.

On wood…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-15 05:51:32 PDT (-0700)

You wouldn’t find Hygrocybe or Laccaria on wood, since these are on wood, those genera I think would be suspect? Maybe more Mycena like here…

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