[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:22 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Fairy Falls Track, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Fairy Falls Track, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand’
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I had all my reference material packed for tomorrows bio-blitz so was going from memory but pulling it out I see procera can be red/orange those in Auckland that I have seen are always a bright orange with no red present! So I feel you are right. All the H. miniceps that I have seen have white gills and more yellow then orange.
I do find the whole waxgill group to be very variable and often see difference in the same species only separated by 200 meters.
I used E. Horak’s key and it’s a good match for H. procera, the pileus is red-orange and is fibrillose-squamulose, I just rehydrated some of the dried material in 3%KOH and the few spores I was able to find were 15-16 × 10µm and were distinctly amygdaliform.
The other orange species with large spores is H. miniceps but the pileus surface in that species is glabrous and the spores are broadly ovoid.
This looks far to red to be H. procera never the less procera is an easy on to id as it has very large spores.
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