Observation 47390: Cortinarius exlugubris Soop

When: 2010-06-23

Collection location: Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:55 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand’



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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-12-31 07:19:04 CST (+0800)

Thanks Karl, in the future I will add more information.

This was found predominantly in association with Kunzea ericoides on rich soil and leaf litter, the fruit bodies are dry to slightly viscid in wet conditions.

Here is a link to another interesting collection that I would like to hear your thoughts if possible.

This is Cortinarius exlugubris
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2010-12-30 22:14:53 CST (+0800)

Very nice picture. — Often it is difficult to identify a Cortinarius (and many others) from a picture. As a general rule contributors should indicate, as a bare minimum, the kind of forest or substrate the fungus grows in. More data are often required, smell and taste, sliminess etc. In this case, C. exlugubris has a bitter taste. Curiously enough I have occasionally found it in Leptospermum forest even if its principal habitat is Nothofagus.

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