Observation 44703: Agaricales sensu lato

I would like first to point to a file that has been very difficult to obtain an identification of a species. The image is “7497”
As little accepted naming was settled on, I returned to the original site the following year, where the fungi was found, and again retrieved a similar specimen which was dried and sent to a Lab in the USA for DNA testing. Unfortunately the results of these tests were inconclusive, so the naming remained aloof.
This year again I visited the site and have loaded the fungi I found in the same position on the tree in the crevasse as previously was the original find position.
Now there is also another twist to the identification. Please see the notes accompanying the third image loaded. It is also interesting to note the colour of the stem. It has remained white. Although the colour of the top (cap) of the fungi is different, I feel this could change as the fungi matures. The last three images are slightly larger than the originals. As the notes depict I found an identical specimen to the ones found on the last visit growing from the debri on the forest floor. This is the first time I have found these species in a different habitat. It could have been growing off decaying wood on the floor, but all other specimens were found between cracked bark on a living tree.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
This specimen was discovered at ground level only a few feet from the tree that produced the first and second specimens.

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the power of suggestion…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-04-26 20:54:03 CDT (-0500)

had me believing or at least considering bolete, too…until I saw more material.
boletes are rarely on trees or growing out of dead wood, either.

I agree.
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-26 20:47:11 CDT (-0500)
This doesn’t look like a bolete to me.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-04-26 16:32:13 CDT (-0500)

Nor does it look very similar to the images in 7497.
The cap texture, color, presence of a veil, etc. all seem to differ.

Comment for Johann

Johann, please view 7497 and all the images. You will see that this has been carried out previously. Let me know if you cant view the file and I will send you it as a separate file. Chow, kk.

could you slice one in half
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-25 10:57:38 CDT (-0500)

and get a picture of the gill color, also a spore print would be needed