Observation 15182: Cystolepiota Singer

When: 2008-05-23

Collection location: Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Found under native tree ferns in New Zealand.
Staining red.


Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael

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Another one from NZ.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-12-11 22:53:43 MST (-0700)

Looks like it might be the same as Observation 7547.

Then all do not!
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-12-11 19:05:21 MST (-0700)

Only a handful discolor reddish like this!

I agree.
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-11 17:26:58 MST (-0700)

That looks like a good match, hopefully I can make a collection next year, I am very interested in making some micrographs of this unique species!
Do all Cystolepiota species have a red staining reaction when damaged?

Cystolepiota petasiformis/pulverulenta
By: else
2008-12-11 15:32:09 MST (-0700)

I totally agree with Josh – this is one of the Cystolepiota species with inflated, long cells (not globose) on the pileus.

And strange!
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-11 04:51:42 MST (-0700)

I have no collection of this mushroom at present but I am sure I can make one early next year!

Really cool!
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-12-10 21:02:59 MST (-0700)

This looks like Cystolepiota petasiformis/pulverulenta… the thick cone of powder on the cap looks right! It could be “Lepiota” subgranulosa which may or may not be the same… it ofcourse could be something completely different! you didn’t save a collection did you?

wow, that is awesome. they look like little elf caps.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-10 20:50:42 MST (-0700)