Observation 167139: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2014-06-11

Collection location: Cairns North, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]


Who: spdmyco

No specimen available

Found on ground amongst fallen stems of Blood Vine{ Austrosteenisia blackii) in Monsoon Rainforest.


Pileipellis RC 9-3-13
Habit RC 9-3-13
Habit SC 2-6-14
Macro of Gills SC 2-6-14
Basidia SC 2-6-14

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just from the macro
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-06-14 10:16:39 -05 (-0500)

we can see this is NOT H. inocybiformis, which has a DRY not slime-coated cap, and a fibrillose cap AND stem. By “veil,” do you mean a slimy universal veil?

It is useful to tell us how large (or small) is your fruit body, and also that spore size.

Any distinctive odor or taste?

Also, any member of the Hygrophoracea, with few exceptions, should show numerous clamp connections. Check the bases of the basidia, if you don’t first see clamps throughout the hyphae.

Another character to look for is gill trama … you will need to make a super thin, lengthwise section of a gill to see the cell orientation. This is NOT easy to do!

I would also write to anyone in OZ who is working in Mycology at University. If this is as common as you say, then perhaps someone local already knows it?

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your further data.

where is this veil you mention?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-13 13:06:29 -05 (-0500)

i don’t see it in the photographs

another curious fungal organism from OZ!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-06-13 09:33:59 -05 (-0500)

and we are surprised when we can’t fit it neatly into a Genus?

Next time, dry some. It may take DNA to discover who its Daddy is.

Thanks for sharing with the MO community. Hard to ID what we have never seen before!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-06-13 08:18:41 -05 (-0500)

with the added picture and description I doubt Mycena too.
Cap and stem with grey slime makes it look more like an Oudemansiella. But then the spores should be large, thickwalled and more or less globose. If not, I have no more suggestions..

By: spdmyco
2014-06-12 04:42:56 -05 (-0500)

Gills, white to pale grey moderately distant slightly decurrent. Basidia, long and narrow(no measurements taken). Spores smooth ovate hyaline. Cystidia, absent. Pilepellis an ixocutis slimy. Veil, present. Stipe mottled and slimy.
Any help ID this specimen would be appreciated. Has been noticed fruiting in the area consistently for several years now.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-11 16:12:29 -05 (-0500)

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