When: 2013-12-30

Collection location: Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil [Click for map]

Who: Susanne Sourell (suse)

No specimen available

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Used references: See: REPORTES NUEVOS DE AGARICALES PARA PANAMÁ Meike Piepenbring, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI). Page 26, Fig.3. http://www.cobiopa.org/...
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Used references: Desjardin, DE; Perry, BA. 2017. The gymnopoid fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) from the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa. Mycosphere. 8(9):1317-1391

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Distribución: Pantropical
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-01-30 13:05:01 CET (+0100)

For distribution of C. aurea see: Meike Piepenbring, REPORTES NUEVOS DE AGARICALES PARA PANAMÁ http://www.cobiopa.org/...

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-01-24 13:50:59 CET (+0100)

is definitely a possibility. not sure to what extent this sp. is pantropical, but I have seen what is probably the same fungus growing in both Latin America and Madagascar. it may also merit recombination under Gymnopus.

From what I can find…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-23 13:59:06 CET (+0100)

it looks like the name “Collybia aurea” is still in use. Based upon what I understand about the reorganization of the genus Collybia, I would expect this one to be assigned to some other genus.

Maybe “Collybia aurea” should be proposed here? These certainly look like material to which this name has been applied here on MO.

I agree
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-01-22 23:12:24 CET (+0100)

… the majority has been spread into other genera over the past years. The cited book “Fungus Flora of Venezuela and adjacent countries” of RWG Dennis however dates back to 1970… Ever since just a few books have been published regarding Neotropical Fungi. Unfortunately.. It is hard to find any information. Anyone knows what happened to former ‘Collybia aurea’?

According to Mushroom Expert, the genus Collybia…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-22 22:52:22 CET (+0100)

currently contains only a small number of species that all grow on other types of decaying mushrooms.

Gymnopus or maybe Collybia ?
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-01-22 22:32:18 CET (+0100)

Dennis describes Collybia aurea from Venezuela. Could be a possibility. But impossible to determine without microscopic details.

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-22 03:38:22 CET (+0100)

These are remarkably similar to specimens that I have photographed at home on the east coast of Australia. Of course Sth America and Australia used to be part of Gondwana. Unfortunately, I do not know what the mushroom is.