Observation 31981: Nidula niveotomentosa (Henn.) Lloyd

When: 2010-01-12

Collection location: Fairy Falls Track, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:22 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Fairy Falls Track, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Fairy Falls Track, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand’


Copyright © 2010 Michael
Copyright © 2010 Michael
Copyright © 2010 Michael

Proposed Names

77% (1)
Recognized by sight: Historically were known as N. candida in this country.
Used references: An Illustrated Guide to Fungi on Wood in New Zealand
by I. A. Hood

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-12-12 00:28:21 CST (-0500)

has pale-colored peridioles, while those of N. niveotomentosa are reddish brown.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-01-28 20:41:16 CST (-0500)

From memory the fruit body was about 5mm tall by about 7-8mm in diameter, it was fruiting from a rotting twig from Dacrydium cupressinum (Rimu) which is a very beautiful native New Zealand conifer, it is quite common in the Waitakere Ranges.

The first image here shows a single peridiole balancing on the rim of the nest, it contains the spores, next time I find this I’ll do a microscopic examination!

How big ?
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-28 20:31:36 CST (-0500)

Is this very small? It looks awesome. what was it growing on?

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-01-28 20:16:29 CST (-0500)

Sorry I don’t know what he differences are. I don’t have any descriptions for this group.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-01-28 20:12:04 CST (-0500)

Thanks, I have never found this around my property so it was quite a nice find!

Thanks Clive,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-01-28 20:04:01 CST (-0500)

What features distinguish this species from N. candida, does the fruit body have a different shape in side view, are the peridioles larger?

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