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Chlorophyllum molybdites

posted 27 Mar 2017, 01:06 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 27 Mar 2017, 01:08 ]

Chlorophyllum molybdites growing in profusion in house yards at Kulnura NSW March 26 2017. Initially it was thought that these were Macrolepiota clelandii, but the greenish gills and green spore print indicated that they are Chlorophyllum molybdites.

Aseroe rubra

posted 23 Mar 2017, 22:55 by Jamie Derkenne

Aseroe rubra, growing in wood chip mulch, Killara NSW March 23, 2017. This specimen was ten-lobed. The fetid spore mass is full of sugars and attractive to flies. Note the fly and the remains of the “egg” at the base.

Laccaria amethystina

posted 18 Mar 2017, 18:49 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 27 Mar 2017, 16:49 ]

Laccaria amethystina, in a fairy ring of several clumps on grassy council verge at Forestville, suburban Sydney, NSW, March 19 2017, after days of rain. They make delicious eating, and be easily differentiated from Cortinarius species, which have veil remnants and brown spores.

Unknown white-pored bolete

posted 13 Mar 2017, 22:33 by Jamie Derkenne

Unknown white-pored bolete, tan leather cap concolorous with stipe. Cap dry and cracked in every specimen, despite days of rain. Pores fine, tightly free of stipe. Flesh white, momentarily and slightly blushing partially pink after a minute, then fading. Stipe hollow, stipe flesh white. Pleasant bolete smell. Growing gregariously on lawn in Killara, NSW, March 14, 2017

Dense coral fungi, possibly Aphelaria

posted 13 Mar 2017, 17:15 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 13 Mar 2017, 17:17 ]

Could be old Aphelaria, a clavaria, but also could be a Ramaria (spores look likely to be brown - Clavaria spores are white) coral clump growing at the base of an angophora, Seven Little Australian park, Lindfield NSW, March 5, 2017. The ground was charred and sooty, raining for several days. Many ends flattened and antler like, others spear shaped. About 20cms high and 30cms across. Light cream to yellow and dark tan. See Fuhrer 196.

Unknown bolete with red staining stipe

posted 8 Mar 2017, 16:12 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 27 Mar 2017, 00:24 ]

In suburban lawn, Killara, March 9, 2017. Cap yellow and tan, 60mms across. Stipe yellow near cap, then red, and free of pores. Pores dun yellow staining blue green. Cap flesh yellow staining blue green. Cap flesh hard to discern, but staining blue green towards cap and red towards base.

Fragile with green stem

posted 7 Mar 2017, 23:20 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 7 Mar 2017, 23:20 ]

Unknown fragile gilled fungus, long green stem, ring about halfway, white translucent cap slightly depressed with yellow center and green-brown striations, indicating gills, growing in soil, gregarious, Swain’s Gardens, NSW, March 8, 2017.

Cross connected gills of Campanella junghunii

posted 7 Mar 2017, 23:03 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 7 Mar 2017, 23:04 ]

Campanella junghunii (Fuhrer 33) about 0.5 cms across, on fallen twig in damp forest at Swain’s Gardens March 8, 2017. The gills radiate veins that often cross connect. White, almost translucent, unremarkable from the top.

Lacy gilled Trogia straminea

posted 7 Mar 2017, 22:47 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 7 Mar 2017, 22:49 ]

Trogia straminea (Fuhrer 270) Swain’s Gardens, Killara NSW March 8 2017, growing on wood. As Fuhrer says, “translucent-striate, usually deeply funnel shaped. The pale yellow-brown decurrent gills are cross connected with shallow veins.” In this case the gills were almost white and the specimen was growing in a very moist part of the gardens. This is the first time we have seen this species.

Howson Avenue Boletes

posted 6 Mar 2017, 20:10 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 21:31 ]

A walking track off Howson Avenue Turramurra Sydney follows a sandstone ridge with casuarina and Banksia forest interspersed with eucalyptus. On March 7 we found a wide variety of boletes, including several with pink pores, including Austroboletus lacunosus. Also found in significant numbers were shaggy cap boletes, Boletellus emodensis.

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