When: 2009-06-02

Collection location: Central Station, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

The minority of Rozites species are in the Northern Hemisphere: R. caperata, R. emodensis, and R. colombiana. The genus is fairly well recognizable with the remainder (~21 spp.) known from southern So. America, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, & New Caledonia. The genus is considered by some cortinariologists to belong to Cortinarius based a DNA sequences.
The specimens shown here were found on 2 successive days (2,3 June 2009), growing in sand on Fraser Island, Queensland, associated with Eucalyptus (blackbutt), Syncarpia, and Leptospermum. The mauve-pink colors are distinctive. There is a secondary veil (a UV) that leaves remnants on the pileus surface and is discernble at the stipe base in the 2nd image (see images).
Herbarium specimens: BRI, NY (REH 9128, REH 9135).

Species Lists


REH 9128, found on 2 June 2009
REH 9135, found on 3 June 2009

Proposed Names

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Used references: Bougher, Fuhrer, Horak, Aust. Syst. Bot. 7(4): 356. 1994.
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great find
By: Tom May (funkeytom)
2014-06-20 08:07:07 MST (-0700)

Hi Roy, I’ve just come across this sighting – what a great find. It is really rare on mainland Australia, and this is only the second collection (http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Cortinarius+roseolilacinus). I’m very envious – it is one a few Fungimap species that I have yet to see in the field. We’re tending to use Cortinarius now for all the Rozites, so I’ve suggested that as name.

exquisite mushrooms!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-19 07:13:36 MST (-0700)