When: 2009-03-02

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

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Notes:
Found in leaf litter under Leptospermum scoparium in native New Zealand forest.
Pileus: 10-15mm in diameter. Hemispheric to convex. Squarrulose. Colour yellowish brown.
Stipe: 30-40mm long by 2-3mm in diameter. Squarrulose. Even to slightly enlarged at the base. Colour white/translucent.
Lamellae: Attachment adnexed to sinuate. Broad. Colour pale pinkish white.

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Spores. All Microscopy scale divisions=2.5 microns.
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Spores.
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Basidium.
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Basidium.
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Basidium.
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Basidium
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Cheilocystidia.
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Cheilocystidia.
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Cheilocystidia.
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Cheilocystidia.
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Pileipellis.
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Pileipellis.
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Hymenophoral trama.

Proposed Names

60% (2)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Used references: The Fungi of New Zealand Volume 5 Agaricales of New Zealand 1 Pluteaceae-Entolomataceae E.Horak.
Based on microscopic features: Form and size of Spores, Basidia and Cheilocystidia and pileipellis structure.

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Comments

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help
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-07 06:55:36 AEDT (+1100)

The expert on New Zealand entlomas is E.Horak but he lives in Austria and I don’t think he will be back to NZ for a while. I do have a copy of his latest work on Pink spored fungi some of which is photo copied which you could have. The entlomas are notorious difficult to ID particularly the brown ones as there are so many of them. Have we meet previously?

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-03-05 20:43:59 AEDT (+1100)

Well the harm in trying might be losing the specimen (if there is not an abundance).

customs
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-03-05 20:41:00 AEDT (+1100)

It would probably get past customs if you put it in a small bubble mailer or regular envelope. No harm in trying.

help
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-03-05 15:10:23 AEDT (+1100)

I’m interested and currently focusing on sorting out Californian members of the Entolomataceae (particularly Leptonia), but I can’t offer actual expertise. I’d love to examine the specimen, but shipping and customs would probably be killer.

What references / primary literature are you using?

Anyone,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-05 14:19:24 AEDT (+1100)
Help,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-05 11:40:37 AEDT (+1100)

Is there anybody specializing in Entoloma who would be interested in trying to find a name for this interesting mushroom, I think it resembles Entoloma perplexum but the information I have access to is not up to date!
Thanks,
Michael.