Observation 159115: Phaeocollybia ratticauda E. Horak

When: 2014-02-04

Collection location: Duckhole Lake Track, Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia [Click for map]

-42.6271° -145.1076° 110m

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

Arising as a huge cluster from soil, barely visible in the litter of temperate rainforest with Eucalyptus obliqua and Nothofagus cunninghamii_ predominating.

In the protologue by Rees & Wood, scales are mentioned as lacking, but that description is based on a photograph and a dried specimen. The specimen observed here has fine appressed scales. I will need to check the microscopics.


Manipulated in situ
Manipulated in situ
Studio image

Proposed Names

-56% (1)
Used references: Identified in the field by Dr. Genevieve Gates
84% (1)
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Recognized by sight: The pileus has scales, and the stipe abruptly tapers – P. tasmanica lacks scales and doesn’t taper abruptly. I still need to check the microscopics when the specimen arrives in NY.
Used references: Rees, BJ & AE Wood. 1996. The genus Phaeocollybia in south east Australia. Mycotaxon 57: 97-116.

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