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Observation 7985: Agaricales sensu lato

What attracted me to this fungi was the light shining on the dew on the cap. The golden colours were most attractive also. The fungi was rather small, about 20mm across the cap and was growing out of a split in a dry log that was being used as a perimeter marker in Swans Crossing Camping area. I think the golden colours that appear on the cap are most distinctive and feel sure I have seen a photo of it somewhere but have been unable to locate any references for it.


Copyright © 2007 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2007 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Christian, I can assure you that the fungi was in its original habitat. I think what you see as grass was actually wood splinters. What attracted me to this fungi was the dew droplets on the cap which were dissappearing rapidly in the sunshine. The reason I did not take a gill shot was that when this image was taken I rarely removed fungi from its natural habit. In this case the chance of a gill shot was not possible under those circumstances. These days I have no qualms about removing specimens for identification purposes. As a matter of interest, I also photograph native flowers including orchids. In Australia it is completely frowned upon to remove flora from its habitat. Thus my early days of not removing fungi…. Hope this explains the query. kk

It really
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-17 17:32:39 PDT (-0700)

doesn’t look like it was growing out of the split log… all that grass bound to the base – maybe placed there by someone else, or you placed it there to photograph and it slipped your mind?

If it wasn’t on the log and instead in a grassy/humusy area it harks to Leucoagaricus

Gill shot

Yo Deb, I am in this area constantly and as the log is a fixture I will check it regularly. I have found on more than a few occasions that the same fungi seem to re-appear in close to areas where I originally found them. This is not every season, but usually within three seasons. Is this a normal attribute inyour findings? If so, there is still hope. I am now sharing your agony! YYrrrrrr

Need gill shot!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-18 07:48:21 PDT (-0700)

Please please please in future…more details! I know this is a shot from the past, but so tantalizing, and yet, so unidentifiable!