Observation 27417: Gliophorus viridis (G. Stev.) E. Horak

When: 2009-07-19

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Fruiting from tree fern trunk(Cyathea dealbata) at least one meter from ground level.


Copyright © 2009 Michael
Copyright © 2009 Michael
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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-10-28 16:07:34 CST (-0500)

It is saprobic, it’s interesting to note that according to E. Horak’s key this species is found fruiting from soil among leaf litter in broadleaved- Conifer forests but I have never found it on the ground as this would suggest!

I’ll keep an eye on those tree ferns, maybe they are in trouble!

What is its ecology?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-28 04:38:15 CST (-0500)

Saprobic would suggest those tree ferns were in trouble.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-10-28 04:10:15 CST (-0500)

I agree guys, it is one of the more beautiful mushrooms found in the native NZ bush and to top it off it is almost exclusively found near eye level fruiting directly from the trunks of tree ferns!

Very Nice
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-27 19:32:05 CST (-0500)
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-10-27 19:18:44 CST (-0500)
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-10-27 19:18:42 CST (-0500)
your brightly colored NZ waxy caps are so happy making…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-27 11:16:07 CST (-0500)

perhaps we should call them Glee-ophorus??!

By: Morel Dilemma
2009-10-27 10:16:46 CST (-0500)

beautiful color!

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