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myxonz

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Of the 3 purple Cortinarius this for me is the lest common having only seen it once before. Surprisingly there were lots these about but all very old and having lost there colour.

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myxonz

Date

June 14, 2015

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myxonz

Date

June 14, 2015

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Coral Tooth Fungus Hericium coralloides

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myxonz

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

This was a rather startling find of so many Hericium coralloides growing from a recently fallen Kauri. My photo only shows about half of them.

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myxonz

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

So few fungi about that the best I can find is a dead spider

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Flecked bolete Austroboletus lacunosus

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myxonz

Date

May 31, 2014

Description

This could also be B. novae-zelandiae I am not sure how the two are now seperated.

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Red Raspberry Slime Tubifera ferruginosa

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myxonz

Date

September 7, 2014

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myxonz

Date

June 15, 2014

Description

Not sure if this species has a name

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myxonz

Date

May 25, 2014

Description

One of 3 purple Cortinarius this is the most common one that I find.

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myxonz

Date

June 8, 2014

Description

I am not happy with this name but can not find anything better.

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myxonz

Date

May 25, 2014

Description

After another NW member posted an image of Laccaria species surrounding animal bones there was some discussion over the species. Buy chance last weekend I came across a similar occurrence and can confirm the species involved been Laccaria masoniae

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Oyster Mushroom Genus Pleurotus

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myxonz

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

Found on beech, of the six described species none are this yellow/green colour. Although Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus name imply's this but there is no mention of yellow/green colours in the description nor does it have in rolled cap margin.

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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myxonz

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

I am not often surprised at the fungi I find but this has left me baffled. Did not have the time to look at it microscopically and now its in the hands of Landcare.

Found under oak growing from the ground with a large mycelium mat.

Update: This may be a very immature Bondarzewia berkeleyi or a very similar species

Another update Abortiporus biennis has been suggested and again looks like a good possibility. I only wish I had gone back and seen this when it was more mature.

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Deathcap Amanita phalloides

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myxonz

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

So whats wrong with this photo? Amanita phalloides is a mycorrhizal fungus yet here it is growing from a tree stump implying that its a saprophytic fungus. Yet this is not the case and show were the mycelium will travel in search of nutrients.

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myxonz

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

After the discussion with Jerry concerning this observation http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/401956 I happen to come across the same pink Laccaria species this giving me a chance to compare them against the only other two bi-spore Laccaria reported in NZ.

My conclusion is that its not these, making it an undescribed species. Which is odd that it has gone unnoticed for so long.

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myxonz

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

Something is rather odd as I can not find very many spores and no basida which would have confirmed the genus is correct.

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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myxonz

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

Odd to find a club species growing on dog poo and as such I did not collect this one.

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Pineapple Bolete Boletellus ananas

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myxonz

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

This Bolete is rather unusual in having a cap covered in coarsely hairy scales and a partial veil. As well as not having a obvious mycorrhizal partner for its found growing on well rotted wood.

It also looks to be quite a rear species.

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myxonz

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

I would have called this Amanita nigrescens till recently but Jerry has mentioned that species named from beech forest are not the same as those found under tea tree even if they look alike!

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myxonz

Date

May 3, 2014

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mill bay (Google, OSM)

Description

This is given the name Cystolepiota petasiformis but were it has come from I am not sure off.

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Boletes Genus Boletus

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myxonz

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

Not a species I have seen before the larges was 150 mm dia. Although it looks moldy, it wasn't the motley appearance is the norm.

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myxonz

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

These might be Hohenbuehelia petalodes but I am not familiar enough with these to be sure. The gills had a purple colour to them.

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myxonz

Date

April 27, 2014

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myxonz

Date

April 19, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Assuming I have this named correctly its not previously been collected in NZ. oddly I found it in my backyard :)

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myxonz

Date

April 25, 2014

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myxonz

Date

April 25, 2014

Description

This is a common species at this time of the year yet I have never been able to find a name for it.

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myxonz

Date

April 21, 2014

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Photographed 12 hours apart as they developed in my back yard. Except for the mature fruiting body's I collected these and took inside out of the rain and away from the slugs and snails.

If you ever wounder were slime moulds disappear to over night slugs and snails are the culprits I lost half the population on the second night. That's even with a wall of slug pellets around them.

I have not yet confirmed my id still a little to immature! Id now confirmed and as expected was correct.

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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myxonz

Date

April 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is the common colour form for this species

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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myxonz

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This is the rather unusual and rear yellow form when immature of this species.

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Scaly Earthball Scleroderma verrucosum

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myxonz

Date

April 18, 2014
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