These small brown fungi were in small groups in an area of eucalypts and Banksia. The soil was sandy. The stems were hollow and the fungi were delicate. I have indicated their size with a ruler included.


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
83% (4)
Recognized by sight: the colors point to Dermocybe or Leprocybe but this seems to be a Telamonia
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I thought
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-07-02 10:01:49 WIB (+0700)

it was a Cort, sect. Telamonia in the field, but that’s as far as I went with it… (I don’t get as excited as Douglas when I find these LBMS)

New Zealand has some similar looking corts described but I don’t think much work has been done on Australian telamonia.

Actually, Galerina is a could be
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-02 06:03:19 WIB (+0700)

These do look fairly good for Galerina. Except perhaps the gills look fairly pigmented, which would suggest Cortinarius. There is a monograph of Galerina of Australia, I have a copy of this. But to be sure, as always, with these little brown jobs, it really is going to require some micro details to get anywhere.

Galerina comment

Mollisia, Thanks for the comment. The specimen was a much darker brown and the cap is significantly different even with a mature fungi < (which I did not show). Maybe in the future I should do this..


Noah was with me on this foray. When he returns he may have the ID for these. He did view them at the time the images were taken. There are several more specimens that I have not loaded yet or identified that I would hope Noah can come to the rescue.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-30 18:52:11 WIB (+0700)

These look very much like Cortinarius distans, but they are smaller.