Observation 21757: Marasmius meridionalis E. Horak & Desjardin

When: 2009-06-04

Collection location: Booyong, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Steve Axford (steveaxford)

No specimen available

Another tiny one from my macadamia orchard. These seem to be quite common, but very tiny, so hard to see. It is about 2mm high including the stem. Any ideas?

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By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-21 07:31:14 CDT (-0400)

I am informed that this is very like Marasmius meridionalis,which is a New Zealand species. This information comes to me from Jerry Cooper.

Exquisite photograph Steve!
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-06-07 01:37:46 CDT (-0400)
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-06-06 19:38:28 CDT (-0400)

A standard 1600x biological research scope is what you want. You can get a low end one for $200 – $300. Ebay has some nice new and used ones sometimes. You will also want a reticule for measurement.

How powerful?
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-06 19:33:43 CDT (-0400)

How powerful a scope would I need, and what should L look for. I can probably find them again.

Marasmius species sometimes
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-06 19:25:20 CDT (-0400)

have very reduced gills so that the hymenium can look smooth or almost so. And I still think this is a basidiomycete but I may err … as always we should let the scope do the talking but this would afford another collection, unfortunately!

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-06-06 19:00:56 CDT (-0400)

Marasmius would have gills, Filoboletus pores. The photographs show a cup fungus much closer in form to species in the Sarcoscyphaceae.

Ah well
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-06 18:57:29 CDT (-0400)

Ah well – I guess I’m a photographer at heart, so I search for the unusual. Couple that with the fact that there are very few mycologists who have ever specialised in Australian sub-tropical (or tropical) fungi AND that Australian fungi is generally different to northern hemisphere. I may have to live with unidentified mushrooms because there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to id them. Still – I could find something new – and never know it.

Could be some
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-06 16:21:19 CDT (-0400)

unusual Marasmius or Filoboletus but there are so much obscurities down under you know?

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