Observation 24937: Cortinarius archeri Berk.

When: 2009-06-09

Collection location: Dillingham Rd., Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

Glutinous viscid overall, soon dry. Purple colors. Specimen (REH 9209) on deposit in NY & BRI.


Growing on steep sand bank near Syncarpia hillii, Lophostemon sp.

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never been to OZ myself…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-03 23:38:29 -03 (-0300)

got the “common” off the blue swami site. the guy must have a spot (judging from his wide photo seletion) and so, it’s “common” to him. it’s sure rare as all get out to me!

Nice Roy,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-09-03 23:26:56 -03 (-0300)

The only one I saw was a single specimen that someone brought in at the Fungi Map foray. It was one of the slimmest mushrooms that I’ve ever seen.
Australia does has lots of cool corts, like the green dermocybe Cortinarius austrovenetus or the WOW factor of flipping over a Cortinarius splendidus which has orange-red gills that are absolutely stunning.

maybe not common . . .
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-09-03 19:30:08 -03 (-0300)

Widespread in Australia and an icon for sure. The other Corts we saw on Fraser in early June are not as easily identifiable unfortunately.

gotta love a slimy purple cort! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-03 18:08:13 -03 (-0300)

more photos of this beautiful fungus, apparently common MR with eucalyptus, on the Blue Swami site here: http://www.blueswami.com/cortinarius_archeri.html

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