Photographs of Australian macro fungi found principally in New South Wales, and South East Australia by Jamie Derkenne. High resolution images are freely available upon request. All fungi images on this site may be used without charge so long as they are attributed. Use the search function to look for particular species or keywords. (eg Boletus in soil). The accuracy of the names or descriptions is in no way guaranteed. If you think something has been mis-identified, please contact me.
Unknown fungusUnknown fungus ref 100403200. "Bluey's Walk" Upper Allyn Lister Village, April 2010, growing on wood in very wet gully. Gills crowded and anastomising, thick and waxy and decurrent. The gill surface zoned tonally darker to cap edge, lighter mauve shade then pale creamy beige where the gills merge into the short stipe. Prominent mauve tinge throughoput, which fades considerably after being picked. Cap deeply funnel shaped and bifurcate - all caps on the log were so shaped. Cap surface dry and velvety, with a dark brown edge and mottled pinkish beige centrally to cinnamon. Stipe stuffed, tough and firm, flesh tough and firm. Flesh white, thin. pleasant smell. 90mm tall and 130mm across. Specimens didn't give much in the way of spore prints, but spores may be white. Picture ref: 1618 Gallery ref: 23