Observation 364141: Gliophorus Herink

When: 2019-04-18

Collection location: Box Cutting Rainforest, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: John Van Der Heul (John VDH)

No specimen available

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Species Lists


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Proposed Names

4% (2)
Recognized by sight
-8% (3)
Recognized by sight: Several sources say this species occurs in Australia.
60% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Gliophorus Species With Green Hues
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2019-05-05 23:26:02 CDT (-0400)

I recommend checking into the following names thoroughly at a minimum:

Gliophorus graminicolor E. Horak, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 43: 176 (1973)
Gliophorus lilacipes E. Horak, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 43: 178 (1973)
Gliophorus viridis (G. Stev.) E. Horak, N.Z. Jl Bot. 9(3): 462 (1971)
Gliophorus pseudograminicolor (A.M. Young) P.M. Kirk, Index Fungorum 23: 1 (2013)
Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeff.) Herink, Sb. severočesk. Mus., Hist. Nat. 1: 82 (1958)
Gliophorus flavoviridis U. Singh, K. Das & R.P. Bhatt, in Singh, Das, Vizzini, Bhatt, Uniyal & Mehmood, Phytotaxa 327(3): 286 (2017)
Gliophorus perplexus (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Kovalenko, Opredelitel’ Gribov SSSR (Leningrad): 94 (1989)
=Species Fungorum current name: Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeff.) Herink 1958

Also note these quoted varieties:
“European authors recognize three varieties: G. psittacinus var. psittacinus, which is the normal variety, G. psittacinus var. perplexa (sometimes separated out as its own species, Gliophorus perplexus), which does not have any green color at the top of its stipe, and G. psittacinus var. albietina, in which the green tones are more even and longer-lasting. North America has a unique variety: G. psittacinus var. californicus (although this name isn’t official due to procedural red tape). This version starts out blue and becomes red as it matures.”
- http://www.fungusfactfriday.com/146-gliophorus-psittacinus/

I don’t have
By: Soloist
2019-04-18 18:47:26 CDT (-0400)

Any experience with Gliphorus sp. Unfortunately so I don’t have any input, they are however amazing. Hope to be able to do some macro with them this year!

Good eye, Soloist.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2019-04-18 15:48:26 CDT (-0400)

I didn’t spend much time looking at the last photo. Perhaps the little green mushroom is the same species as the one in the thumbnail? It looks like some type of Gliophorus to me (but not irrigatus).

I was going to comment the same
By: Soloist
2019-04-18 08:54:08 CDT (-0400)

But then I noticed the small green mushroom directly up against the earth tongue

The last photo…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2019-04-18 07:30:13 CDT (-0400)

of the “earth tongue” should be used to create a separate observation.

Gorgeous images
By: Soloist
2019-04-18 06:58:28 CDT (-0400)