Observation 45470: Hygrophoraceae Lotsy

When: 2010-05-16

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available



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I think that you are both wrong…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-01-02 23:26:28 EST (-0500)

altho there are more characteristics to convince me to the chanterelle side than to a Leucopax.

Weird broad widely spaced gelatinous-looking “gills”, that run down and maybe peel off the stipe, too.

an awfully waxy, wet, lumpen looking cap to be either of those genera.

maybe its some kinda weird waxy…a glutinous camarophyllus or the like? Come to think of it, they can be kinda chanterelle-like…

Distinctly a possibility
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2011-01-02 14:17:23 EST (-0500)

Thanks for the tip Noah. In fact my first impression on finding this fungus was something in Tricholomataceae — Lyophyllum or Leucopaxillus. Would you have a description or a pdf of the paper where L. lilacinus was published?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-01-02 12:35:13 EST (-0500)

Yours looks like Leucopaxillus lilacinus. I found it last year near Arthur’s Pass. The young buttons lack gills, which you can’t really see is my photo.

Having seen “Jerry’s” (Theresa’s) Boletopsis and being with Shirley Kerr when she found another one I am pretty sure that it’s not that.

Mysterious organisms
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2011-01-02 05:28:48 EST (-0500)

Yes it could be something else, and it could be Jerry’s Boletopsis. We’ll just have to wait and see if it turns up again.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-01-02 04:08:07 EST (-0500)

I don’t think what you have there is the same Karl, the texture of the fruit bodies looks very different, here is a link to another collection of the same fungus.

Irene posts a link at the above link of a similar collection, Horak mentions that it may be Camarophyllus.

I wonder if your collection may be something similar to what is shown here?

Perhaps one that I found
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2011-01-02 03:44:16 EST (-0500)

I found this one in 2009, but could not determine the genus, as there is no hymenium. Perhaps is the same, at least the colours and habit are similar.

Yes, quite interesting,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-16 03:06:16 EDT (-0400)

This is the first time I’ve seen this it was growing amongst the Galerina species I just posted images of.

It could be a Camarophyllopsis species, there is a note at the landcareresearch site by E. Horak saying that he thinks it could be Camarophyllus, they have it listed as a Cantharellus species.

Very interesting!
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-05-16 02:42:37 EDT (-0400)

I’d be interested to see photos of more developed specimens. These remind me somewhat of Camarophyllopsis, but I really can’t tell from the photos so far.

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