Notes: These are selected observations from Australia of the target species for the Australian Fungimap mapping scheme (http://fungimap.org.au/). The target species have been chosen so as to be readily recognisable in the field. Some targets are ‘groups’ of rather similar species. The first 100 targets are described in the book Fungi Down Under. There are now around 200 target species and new targets are added from time to time.
I’ve still to finish looking for all the targets on Mushroom Observer, and will gradually add images and work out all the target species that are not yet on MO.
I’ve just added one observation per species. If you click on the name, this takes you to the particular observation. To see more observations of the same species, click on the name where it appears under ‘Proposed Name’.
Target species with no images yet on MO include:
- Amanita arenaria (=Torrendia arenaria)
- Amanita austroviridis group
- Asterophora mirabilis
- Auriscalpium barbartum
- Badimiella pteridophila
- Banksiamyces macrocarpus
- Beenakia dacostae
- Claustula fischeri
- Cortinarius phalarus
- Cortinarius symeae
- Cyttaria gunnii
- Humidicutis viridimagentea
- Ileodictyon gracile
- Lentinellus tasmanicus
- Laccocephalum hartmannii
- Laccocephalum mylittae
- Marasmiellus affixus
- Nephroma australe
- Phlebia subceracea
- Podaxis pistillaris
- Porpolomopsis lewelliniae
- Schizostoma laceratum
- Septobasidium clelandii
- Trichaleurina javanica
- Tulostoma pulchellum
- Underwoodia beatonii
- Uromyces politus
- Xanthoparmelia semiviridis
- Xeromphalina leonina
It would be great to snap some of these species.
You can see detailed maps of each species on the Atlas of Living Australia website (http://www.ala.org.au/). These maps are based on a combination of herbarium records (from Australia’s Virtual Herbarium) and un-vouchered observation records (most from Fungimap). Some maps now have numerous records – for example, there are more than 1,800 dots on the map for Amanita xanthocephala (http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Amanita+xanthocephala) – most of which are observation records submitted to Fungimap.
The checklist link below takes you to a list where all the names are current.
In the compilation of observations and images below, some observations are still under synonyms, or the highest ranked identification is still the genus rather than a specific species:
- Cortinarius roseolilacinus shows up as Rozites roseolilacinus
- Gliophorus graminicolor shows up as Hygrocybe graminicolor
- Multifurca stenophylla shows up as Multifurca sp.
- Setchelliogaster tenuipes shows up as Setchelliogaster sp.
- Cortinarius persplendidus (=Dermocybe splendida), or at least what we still call by this name in Australia, shows up as Cortinarius subgenus Dermocybe. The species was originally described from New Zealand, and it seems likely that the Australian material under this name is a different (un-named) species.
Created: 2014-06-20 09:41:13 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2015-07-18 09:35:45 CDT (-0400)