Observation 45341: Nivatogastrium Singer & A.H. Sm.

When: 2010-05-12

Collection location: Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

growing on wood, had thick rhizomorphs…

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iI have 2 images
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2015-05-25 10:29:15 CDT (-0400)

I have forgotten how to add images to a comment, I have 2 good photos. In the Help they say something aboyt an “Add photo” button at the right hand side, but I can’t find any, Anyway, my photos are at
as Psilocybe sp. photo 1 and 2.

Same found in same place
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2015-05-25 10:22:28 CDT (-0400)

Hi Noah,
I found the same species in Abel Tasman, Canaan Forst ab. two weeks ago. Hovever it can’t be Nivatogastrium as Mike suggests, since (a) the three N-gastrium described are all miniscule, (b) their gleba is loculate not lamellate. However, I agree that morphologically it seems to agree with Pholiota. But it could be Psilocybe on equal grounds: the peridium is thick and tenacious, which is in line with Ps. weraroa. The latter is very similar to this unknown species, only the cap gets orange, not green. We are sequencing it, so time will tell.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-12 18:35:16 CDT (-0400)

It’s definitely secotioid, at first I thought it was the same as this partly secotioid Psilocybe species.
On closer inspection it’s obvious that it’s something different, and something I’ve never seen before, I wonder if Noah took a look at the spores?
Isn’t NZ wonderful:)

This looks like it might be secotioid.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-12 18:13:08 CDT (-0400)

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