Observation 67320: Hohenbuehelia carbonaria (Cooke & Massee) Pegler
When: 2011-05-13
Who: TimmiT
No herbarium specimen

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Book finally arrived
By: TimmiT
2011-07-06 05:24:24 AEST (+1000)

It covers the four species mentioned and it appears that Hohenbuehelia carbonaria is easily separated by having metuloid cheilocystidia (which I think this observation has). There are descriptions for the other three but not for H. carbonaria, so I’m not sure how it compares in any other respect.

I think so too
By: TimmiT
2011-05-15 02:26:59 AEST (+1000)

particularly the nematophagy. It seems odd to think of a mushroom being predatory.

I have ordered Cheryl Grgurinovic’s book and am waiting patiently for it to arrive – expected delays :( It includes descriptions for each of the species you mentioned. Hopefully it will shed some light on this observation.

Hohenbuehelia is a fascinating genus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-15 01:33:20 AEST (+1000)

thanks to its habit to feed on nematodes..

It’s probably not culmicola then. But I found four rare species that I beleive are originally described from Australia, but haven’t been able to find pictures or descriptions of any of them (bingarra, clelandii, karrara and carbonaria).

By: TimmiT
2011-05-14 16:32:21 AEST (+1000)

These were found in an area of reclaimed Eucalypt woodland, growing through the middle of a small mound of moss near base of an Ironbark (E. tricarpa). The myc was somewhat rhizomorphic and growing throughout the soil and dead moss within the clump.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-14 00:22:05 AEST (+1000)

to see the metuloids too!

What kind of habitat is this? It reminds of Hohenbuehelia culmicola, which grows on Ammophila arenaria (Marram Grass) in sand dunes.

I did
By: TimmiT
2011-05-14 00:13:38 AEST (+1000)

think they were slugs! I had to poke them before I realised that they were mushrooms :P

Top pictures are great!
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-13 23:01:51 AEST (+1000)

I would have passed over these for slugs. Nice find.

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