Observation 19061: Pluteus perroseus E. Horak

When: 2009-03-02

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

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Found on a rotted log in native New Zealand forest.
Pileus: 30-50mm in diameter. Convex to plane with maturity. Pinkish brown in colour.
Stipe: 40-60mm long by 10-15mm in diameter. Enlarging towards the base. Pale pinkish brown in colour.
Lamellae: Attachment free. Close to subdistant. Broad. Colour pale pink.
Spore deposit: Dark reddish pink.


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Spores. Scale divisions=2.5microns.
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I looked at this last night
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-05-14 05:28:50 EDT (-0400)

and keyed it with Horak’s key and came to perroseus.
(We didn’t collect yesterday and I had nothing to look at…)

the NZ Fungus Foray has had some good areas and some not so, the nothofagus forest on the south island had lots of stuff; especially Cortinarius and Laccaria last week

Which Name
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-05-14 04:24:06 EDT (-0400)

Hi Michael,
I keyed this out with Pat keys rather then Horak new and more difficult keys and came to Pluteus perroseus as well. The two species you mention are easily told apart by there cheilocystidia any way. Its interesting in the field I would have called this P. velutinornatus.

Time to vist NZ
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-05-14 04:02:56 EDT (-0400)

Hi Debbie,
Normal this would be a good time to visit NZ as its now Autumn. Yet here in Auckland we are having a very poor season there is almost no fungi to be found. An example a small urban bush remit visited last year at this time had 30 species this year 9 species. What the species count does not show is were last year you might find 50 Mycena fruiting body’s on a log this year there is only 5.

I don’t know how wide spread this is as most of my contacts are at present on our annual fungi foray. Michael (inski) seams to be finding fungi Ok so maybe this poor season is only restricted to my part of the Auckland region.

beautiful job on documenting this.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-14 02:04:41 EDT (-0400)
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-03 22:28:36 EST (-0500)

I always find Pluteus to be quite stunning!
We have had an early start to the season due to some unexpected rain but anytime from now until july would be good for finding fungi:)
Having trouble with my internet connection, I will add some more microscopy soon!

this is a stunning mushroom.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-03 22:18:23 EST (-0500)

so, would you say that this is a good time of year to visit NZ for mushrooms?

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