Observation 61066: Gymnopus (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2010-12-20

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

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available


[admin – Tue Feb 08 12:34:42 +0000 2011]: Changed location name from ‘Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand’



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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2014-11-14 03:54:48 GMT (+0000)

…I agree with Gymnopus but I don’t think it’s G. menehune, there are no records of that species being here in New Zealand, it’s quite rare for northern hemisphere species to turn up here and if they do they are usually very common ones, either way, I have no voucher material to prove otherwise so I think it’s best for this observation to remain at genus level only, if I see this again I’ll collect and study it closer.
Thanks for the suggestion Gall Alain:)

Marasmius croceus Stevenson
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2011-01-15 16:45:40 GMT (+0000)

I think this might be that, I have similar finds of this fungus from Otago. It may have gotten a more modern name, possibly in Gymnopus.

a Gymnopus, perhaps
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2010-12-20 07:34:47 GMT (+0000)

cespitose growth, a bit too thin-fleshed (striations visible) + typical thickening of the stipe right beneath the gills —> a Gymnopus rather than M. oreades.
Do you remember the smell? M. oreades smells like cyanide, the smell is so strong that if you collect it with other edibles and leave overnight they all reek of bitter almonds :)

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