Observation 132503: Omphalotus Fayod

When: 2013-01-01

Collection location: Canitopia, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France [Click for map]



No specimen available


2013-01-01 Omphalotus nidiformis (Berk.) O.K. Mill. P1050427 - V 2.jpg
2013-01-02 Omphalotus nidiformis (Berk.) O.K. Mill. P1050461.jpg
2013-01-02 Omphalotus nidiformis (Berk.) O.K. Mill.P1050453.jpg
2013-04-26 Omphalotus nidiformis (Berk.) O.K. Mill.DSC01318.jpg

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: O. nidiformis is endemic to Australia
Used references: Dr. Roy Halling

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Omphalotus nidiformis IS NOT ENDEMIC
2015-01-24 08:49:43 CST (-0500)

SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omphalotus_nidiformis
And read:

Distribution and habitat

Omphalotus nidiformis occurs in two disjunct ranges in southern Australia. In southwest Western Australia, it has been recorded from Perth and the Avon wheatbelt southwest to Augusta and east along the southern coastline to Esperance.24 In the southeast of the continent, it is found from eastern South Australia, where it has been recorded from Mount Gambier and the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Mount Lofty Ranges around Adelaide, the Murraylands, and north to the Flinders Ranges and from Lincoln National Park at the apex of the Eyre Peninsula,25 through to southeast Queensland. It also occurs in Tasmania.19 It can be found in eucalypt and pine forests,26 in habitats as diverse as the arid scrubland of Wyperfeld National Park and subalpine areas of Mount Buffalo National Park,8 as well as in urban parks and gardens. Fruit bodies can be numerous and occur in overlapping clusters on dead wood.19 Outside Australia, it has been recorded from Norfolk Island.27 In 2012, it was reported for the first time from Kerala, India, where it was discovered growing on a coconut tree stump.28

Yes Danny, and thank you for your help.
2014-01-08 09:26:29 CST (-0500)

For “Omphalotus Nidiformis” I wrote you just before your comment: “GHOST-MUSHROOM”, THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR IDENTIFICATIONS !!!! I vérify during the night, IDENTIFIFICATION SURE.". Yes it is BIO-LIGHT. They are some right now!
I hope to have a microscope, it is important, but I do not have enough money yet. Also I do not have enough time, so I make observations to give an overview of Polynesian mushrooms. I do better later ….. And good-year for you and all MO.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-10 03:34:02 CST (-0500)

Being that you are living in an area which could rightly be considered a mycological frontier, Google Images, this website, and really any field guide in existence are only going to do you a limited amount of good. I’m going to try and find as many references as I can for French Polynesia and post back here soon.

As a side note, do you have access to a microscope?

As a second side note, have you observed this species at night?

Hello Danny and everybody. My sources, for a first time was principaly Google. MO, come after.
2013-04-28 04:39:19 CDT (-0400)
First when I seen this mushroom in Tahiti, I was thinking that was a sort of “tropical pleutorus oyster”, but before to eat, I cherche again, many times. Occationalemment I found a photo on Google, realy similar as I seen here, and see the name “GHOST-MUSHROOM”, THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR IDENTIFICATIONS !!!! I vérify during the night, IDENTIFIFICATION SURE. After, I discove M.O., and I accept to use, your english usual “bi-nomal name.” Why not ? This mushroom is here at 200 M altitude, but, near 0 in Austrialia on the coast. Perhaps it was arrived in the WOOD of polynésian “great-Canoe”, as in N.Z. Why not ? Identify MUSHROOM = Identify MIGRATION ? Why not ???
GALL Alain
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-04-27 16:35:28 CDT (-0400)

Welcome to the site, and thank you for bringing us closer to the world of Tahitian fungi, something brand new to Mushroom Observer. Out of curiosity, what reference are you using to name your observations?