Orange pored fungus on log of unknown species in open area fallen in mudflats after being chainsawed (slightly elevated but tide could splash about this log and exposed to salt water).
Apricot-orange Clavaria, broad at top (5-12 mm) with a narrower base. Single clubs, 6.5-8 cm height. Spores globose, about 5-6 u with a distinctive projection. Basidia long and thin, 4-spored. Identification based on photos in NZFungi, Forest Fungi of New Zealand and Kaimai Bush websites. On soil under taraire in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Three fruiting bodies of a viscid green-purple waxgill. The largest 2 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Cap was greener in the field to the eye but when photographed the camera only picked up the pink-yellow colors. Gills green-yellow and adnate. Stipe greeny at top and yellow-orange at bottom, 3 mm diam. Cap cells typical thin cylindrical branching cells for Gliophorus. No cystidia. Spores size varies but most about 8.5 x 5 u. On bank soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. Closest match to a New Zealand species is Gliophorus viridis (Hygrocybe stevensoniae). Original Stevenson description for G. viridis says all specimens become flesh coloured when dried. The whole fruiting body of this species turns orangy as it sits and starts to dry out.
Same specimen as observed three weeks ago .... interestingly, no perceptible change.