Some neat fungi, presumbly a kind of puffball/earthball, along the track of Trumans Track amongst the tall mixed rimu-broadleaf forest.
immature puffball fungi on the forest floor in hard beech forest, East Cape, New Zealand. Maybe a Lycoperdon species? Please identify if you know this fungus.
Geastrum growing under Macrocarpa. 15mm diam spore sac covered in tomentum, 7 thick pointed rays- brown and showing irregular cracking on top surface are heavily coated on underside with debris. The spore sac is on a short thick stem.
Spores are spherical and covered in curved spines.
Orange jelly fungus (Fungi) on a dead (mahoe?) stem
note weevil on fungus in next photos
in understorey of mahoe canopy, regenerated through gorse
Along transect N8
Mt. Duffa flank, Whangamoa Valley
DOC Department of Conservation project, native succession under gorse (Ulex europaeus, Fabaceae) versus manuka (Leptospermum scoparium, Myrtaceae) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides, Myrtaceae)
one week field work, Nelson, South Island
Growing on a damp, shady bank beside the track, small gully and bush stream below the track.
Brown, gelatinous-looking (a bit translucent) fungi with white teeth. Growing on old cut cedar logs not far above the upper dam.
I'm adding this older observation because I noted that the presence of Amanita muscaria on a large portion of the West Coast wasn't documented in NatureWatchNZ. Associated with planted Pine trees in Okarito.
Viscid red-orange waxgill. Cap dark red-orange when young becoming deep orange when older, up to 3.5 cm in diameter x 3.5 cm height. Gills attached, orange with a paler yellow edge, creamy-yellow-orange in young fruit bodies. Stipe orange and hollow, 8 mm diameter. In young fruit bodies the stipe is red-orange at top and paler at base. On soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Viscid red-orange waxgill. The cap is dark red-orange when young becoming deep orange when older and may have a paler yellow-orange margin. Growing up to 2.6 cm in diameter and 2.6 cm in height. This species does not appear noticeably striate in dryer conditions but can appear striate around the margin after rain. Gills attached with a very slight decurrent tooth, orange with a paler creamy edge in young fruit bodies. Stipe orange and paler at the base in young fruit bodies. On soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Viscid orange waxcap which was paler yellow in the centre. The gills were orange with a gelatinous edge, attached and slightly decurrent. The cap had an inturned margin and the fruit body was 2.7 cm in diameter and 2 cm in height. The stipe was darker yellow near the apex and paler towards the bottom with a tapering base. On soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.