These were found on a large split log in the forestry area of Combone State Forest. This area was logged in the late 1800’s & early 1900’s.
Extract Descr. Caps to 60mm across, convex, becoming flatter with age, hygrophanous. The creamy yellow gills become darker as the spores mature. Caespitoseon on stumps and buried dead wood such as decaying tree roots, etc. Spores c.10 × 5 Micro-m, ellipsoidal, smooth, with germ pore. Spore print chocolate brown.(End Descrptn)
Cant give any info on odour or taste. Also I have tried to show the colour of the stems, which is similar to the colour of the caps. I have used some fill light to do this, and it can be seen that where the light falls off, the stems appear to be darker. This is not their true colour. All of these images have not had any saturation alteration, and the only difference in any image was due to the natural light changes from cloud cover during long exposures. It had benn raining lightly in the area.
Image 14499 has some colour noise due to enlarging. Image 14500 has an interesting feature of an inmature specimen beginning life from within the confines of the bark. ( Nice to see you are keeping an eye on me.)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Comboyne State forest fire trail.NSW Australia’ to ‘near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia’


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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Viscid cap, medium size, orange brown color, clustered growth on wood.
58% (4)
Recognized by sight: Looks like white spore prints, at least there seems to be a lack or brown spore prints on lower caps.

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Please no copyrighted scans without explicit permission
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-06-19 21:42:02 PDT (-0700)

Unless you have explicit permission from the author (and maybe even the publisher) you should not post images that come from books. I wish it were otherwise, but that is illegal. Some people argue that the use of ‘thumbnail images’ is fair use, but it has not been clearly decided yet in the court (see the Wikipedia article on Fair Use for more detailed discussion).

As far as text goes, short quotes that are not a substantial portion of the work can be used under fair use. I also consider latin diagnoses and their translations to be non-copyrightable since they are technical definitions, but as far as I know that has never been tested in the courts.

Re comments on ID

I have taken onboard your advise (Deb). I have seriously thought about scanning the reference images that I have attached to an ID in an attempt to help in making a correct decision on naming. The problem here is twofold. I am not sure about the legal side of using images from the reference, and at the moment due to my wifes ill health and the fact that she thinks the property is getting too much for me to keep the way I like to have it, we put the property up for sale and it sold immediately. We are only moving into the small town of Kempsey on the rural outskirts, to be closer to essential services. I will be confined in my time spent doing what I love (photography and bush walking and being in contact with you members of M.O.)
For a short period, till we get settled I will be limited to time spent on what I enjoy. What is your opinion on scanning reference images for use on the site. Maybe Nathan would be the best to reply to the legal thing about posting images from reference books..

Good call, Doug.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-19 06:53:30 PDT (-0700)

I agonized over this one, from the “description” which intimated a larger size to the fruit bodies and darker sporedrop, to searching for clues on caps (I, too saw the white drop, but also one dark area, and went with my dark preconception). Guess even half a world away we can still have some common, garden variety mushrooms. The velutipes appears to be a good fit.

Re Description.

The description was taken from B.Furher’s Australian Fungi. I usually put that it is an extract, must have been tired and missed it. Yes Deb, as you guessed at that time I would not have had the knowledge to do a spore print. I have added these notes in an effort to help in the correct description and ID as I do not fully yet comprehend all the technicalities of a good description.

maybe Pholiota sp.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-18 16:03:48 PDT (-0700)

Where did your description come from? Did you do a spore-print back in March?
Malicola has a rusty brown spore print. Hygrophanous means cap color changing markedly when drying; don’t see that feature in your photo.

Could be a Pholiota, not enough details to tell species.