Observation 15260: Cyptotrama Singer

When: 2007-05-06

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

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Usually found in autumn under broadleaf and conifer forests, not very common.
Here are two images showing variation in colour!


Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael

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Cyptotrama sp
By: Jerry C (ja_cooper@hotmail.com)
2013-01-27 19:07:14 GMT (+0000)

Berkeley gave this name to material from Ceylon. It is recorded from many regions but current sequences in Genbank from Japan, USA and Europe suggest there are a number of cryptic species. C. asprata belongs in subgenus Xerulina, which needs raising back to genus level. There are a number of other species in the group. In NZ we have at least two species. The familar yellow one which may, or may not be the same as the type, and one with a dark brown cap and yellow stem known from Northland, this on from Auckland, and as far south as Stewart Island. It is undescribed. http://nzfungi2.landcareresearch.co.nz/...