Observation 44882: Prunulus Gray
When: 2010-03-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I have had some difficulty in naming this fungi. I was a bit lucky to have both stages of growth to present. I could be wrong with the naming but it is the only ID that comes close. (B.Fuhrer). Caps shown varied from 20-25mm (smallest),to the largest at about 50mm across.
The gills turn darker as mauturiy increases, and the largest cap was the darkest of all specimens.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Comboyne Mountain Nature Reserve’ to ‘Nature Reserve near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia’

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-25% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: B.Fuhrer p81 image 109
78% (3)
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CC, Have you had access to Bruce Fuhrer’s Australian Fungi Book. I have found that down here (down-under) the Fungi doesnt seem to stick to the rulesa or examples from the northern hemisphere. (but then you know that.)

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-30 01:41:07 CDT (-0400)

These don’t look like any Hygrocybe I have ever seen…

Looks more like Prunulus purus maybe.

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