Observation 99130: Podoserpula pusio (Berk.) D.A. Reid var. pusio

When: 2012-06-29

Collection location: Riverhead Forest, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Sumo-San (sum0)

No specimen available

Found on conifer debris, several dozen specimens present in small area.
It is really awesome!

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Proposed Names

87% (2)
Recognized by sight: It’s growing in an exotic habitat and it’s not clear that caps encircle the stem.
Used references: Hood, I.A.: An Illustrated Guide to Fungi on Wood in New Zealand.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-02-05 17:04:18 PST (-0800)

I agree with Jonathan, just another reason to make me want to go to New Zealand.

Variety tristis?
By: Petra Gloyn (Petra)
2013-02-05 12:03:29 PST (-0800)

Are you sure it’s Podoserpula pusio var. tristis? This variety is only found in New Zealand, whereas P.p. var. pusio is found in Australia as well. The endemic NZ variety has caps attached at the side, whereas P.p. var. pusio has caps encircling the stem. I found this species growing on a pine stump in Auckland and it was P.p. var. pusio.Clive’s site (below) shows the endemic variety with caps clearly encircling the stem.

those are way cool!
By: Jonathan M
2012-07-04 09:09:06 PDT (-0700)

i guess it another excuse to go to new zealand some day!

For reference.
By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-07-04 07:05:13 PDT (-0700)

Here is the page used for Identification.


Once again, awesome find. :)



By: Sumo-San (sum0)
2012-07-04 06:09:54 PDT (-0700)

Yes, it is normal for them to look like that.
When I first saw it I thought it was a mutant, I had never heard of a multi-tiered mushroom before.
Thanks to the kind people on the shroomery it was identified. It really is something special.

what is that?
By: Jonathan M
2012-07-04 05:50:58 PDT (-0700)

did it is normal to have them stacked like that? it awsome!

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