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codfish

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

White "cauliflower" like spore bearing tufts on a pinky-beige stalk above a dead insect larvae in the soil. Width 7 mm x 2 cm height. There were 8+ insects all infected with Isaria and fruiting in the same area. Remnant mature podocarp broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

Large dark brown fruiting body, smooth with concentric rings, 6.2 cm diam x 6 cm height. Gills pink-beige with dark edge. Stipe brown fibrous over entire length, 8 mm diam. with bulbous base. Cap cells with pseudoclamps. Gill face cystidia distinctive, thick walled, apex with prongs. Gill edge cystidia clavate. No stipe cystidia. Spores about 5-5.3 x 3.6-3.9 u. On collapsed very rotten wood of fallen trunk in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

Group of fungi at base of standing dead tree. Young fruiting bodies convex, older fruiting bodies with a broadly funnel shaped cap. Cap dark brown to brown, fibrillose with cream arcuate gills which are somewhat distant. Cap size variable, up to 7 cm diam. x 8 cm height. Stipe central or off-centre, velvety brown, 4-8 mm diam. Cap cells and stipe cells similar, possibly cystidia with brown pigment. Gill edge with cystidia. Clamp connections present. Spores appear to have a non-smooth wall with some parts amyloid, size about 9.7-10.3 x 5-5.4 u. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Entoloma with a furry light grey-brown conical cap and creamy gills turning pink. Cap 2.3 cm diam. x 3.5 cm height. Stipe creamy, longitudinally striate, fibrous 4-5 mm diam. Microscopically no gill cystidia seen or stipe cystidia. Bank soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Pinky-tan striate Entoloma with a distinctly peaked cap. Cap 2.5 cm diam. x 5 cm height. Gills pink concolorous. Stipe creamy-tan, 2-2.5 mm diam. On bank soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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What

Gilled mushrooms Order Agaricales

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codfish

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

Medium sized brown agaric with a striate margin on large fallen tree trunk. Cap 4 cm diam. x 6 cm height. Gills waxy grey with a paler edge, attached only at the top. This is a common genus on wood with two other similar species observed - always with dark brown cap and grey gills. White spored. Tree trunk looks to be a fallen taraire in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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What

Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

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codfish

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Large groups of a waxy brown agaric with a lighter pink wavy margin and pinky-beige gills. Cap diam. up to 2 cm and height 2.5-4 cm. Gills distant, attached and decurrent. Stipe brown, scaly with a tapered base, 4 mm diam. at top to 2mm at base. White spored. Microscopically cap cells balloon shaped, gill edge with cystidia and spores spherical and rough, about 5 x 5 u. Under planted totara with no obvious mycorrhizal trees nearby in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Medium sized Entoloma, cap light brown with salmon hints, 2.8 cm diam. x 4 cm height. Gills salmon pink, adnate with a decurrent tooth. Stipe creamy tan, darker at base, 4-5 mm diam. Microscopically gill edge cystidia seen but no obvious gill face cystidia (possibly present) and no stipe cystidia. Several fruiting bodies seen under planted totara in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Medium sized Entoloma, 3.3 cm diam. x 3.5 cm height. Cap very dark, scaly with pink gills with a slightly darker margin. Stipe 5mm diam., longitudinally ridged, fibrillose. Microscopically no stipe cystidia or gill face cystidia obvious. Gill edge cells clumped together. Common species in this remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 25, 2014

Description

Medium sized Pluteus, largest fruiting body 3.5 cm diam x 3.5 cm height. Cap light brown with darker squamules radiating out from darker centre. Gills pink, concolorous. Stipe = 4 mm diam. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 25, 2014

Description

Second fruiting on same log of this small Pluteus with yellow tones. Cap surface distinctly wrinkled/reticulate, slightly raised in centre, golden brown 2 cm diam. x 3 cm height. Gills free, pink with yellow tones. Stipe yellow, about 2 mm diam. Cap cells are a distinctive ellipsoid shape with brown pigment. Gill face cystidia broadly utriform. Gill edge cystidia variable. No stipe cystidia. Closest match to a New Zealand described species is Pluteus pauperculus. Mature coastal broadleaf forest on large fallen branch under a huge puriri and the wood is possibly puriri.

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codfish

Date

November 21, 2014

Description

A second fruiting of a medium sized leathery polypore with a distinct lateral stipe at base of a small standing dead tree. Caps fan shaped, dark purplish brown, surface is hard to describe but closest is velvety with irregular patchy colour and raised ridges. Largest cap is 8 cm diam. x 8 cm height with a scalloped margin becoming lobed in older fruiting body. Thickness varies from 1mm at rim, 4mm in centre and 7mm close to stipe. Stipe is velvety brown on top and dark black brown with pores on the under surface adjacent to the caps pored surface. Stipe on largest fruiting body = 2 cm length and is 7 mm thick. Stipe is attached to dead wood by slightly expanded basal pad. Pored surface on older fruiting body is beige (not cream) with 5-6 pores/mm. Close to Polyporus dictyopus or P. melanopus. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. Adjacent trees of a similar size are whiteywood and kohekohe.

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What

Whau Entelea arborescens

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murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:22 PM NZDT

Description

Entelea arborescens (whau). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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codfish

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

Slime mould, small white sporangia about 1 mm width on wood. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

Cup fungus on soil with a smooth tan brown upper surface and a similar coloured, but paler gelatinous undersurface. Cup 3.5 x 2.8 cm. Microscopically asci are 8-spored, paraphyses have a small swollen end with yellowish pigment and ascospores are not smooth and have a prominent apical projection at each end. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

September 23, 2014

Description

Agaric on rotting log with a creamy tan cap (hygrophanous) and red brown gills. Largest cap 2.5 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Stipe similar colour to gills, 2 mm diam. and whitish ring. Microscopically cheilocystidia plentiful giving a fringed edge to the gills and clamp connections seen. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 12, 2014

Description

Large Entoloma with mid-brown fibrous cap on soil of bank, 4.5 cm diam. x 5 cm height. Gills pink, concolorous. Stipe grey-cream and fibrous, 7-8 mm diam. with rooting rhizoids. Microscopically no cystidia seen on gill edge, gill face or stipe. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 5, 2014

Description

Pleurotoid on fallen log with dark matt brown, smooth cap and yellowy-cream gills which exend all the way to the base of the fruiting body. Short gills, 2 mm deep on cap which is about 1 cm thick. Top of cap 3.7 x 3 cm and height of fruiting body is 4.2 cm. Nothing distinct microscopically except for projections on some gill edge cells, clamp connections seen. Spores white with two different sizes of spores seen. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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codfish

Date

November 12, 2014

Description

Small Pluteus on soil. Cap dark fibres raised into scales over light tan cap, 1.8 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Gills pink, concolorous. Stipe grey, flocculose, 1.5 mm diam. with small rooting rhizoids. Microscopically cap cells distinctive in groups of segmented cells with terminal cell tapered. Pleurocystidia broadly fusiform. Sporeprint pink. One of two different Pluteus seen on soil in this small area of remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:29 PM NZDT

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:31 PM NZDT

Description

Carmichaelia australis (North Island broom). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20030732. © Murray Dawson

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codfish

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

Small Pluteus on very rotten small branch on ground. Cap tan-brown colour with wrinkles in centre, 2 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Gills pink, concolorous. Stipe cream, flocculose, 2 mm diam. Microscopically cap cells generally ovoid to conical, some with a tapered apex. Some cheilocystidia with distinct projection. Very few (if any) pleurocystidia seen although a few gill face cells with projections which may be pleurocystidia? Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

Medium sized Pluteus with mid-brown cap on very rotten small branch. Juvenile fruiting body lighter in colour. Cap size 1.5-3.5 cm diam. x 2-4 cm height. Gills pink concolorous. Stipe cream, flocculose, 2-3 mm diam. Microscopically the terminal cap cells have no pigment. The pleurocystidia are plentiful with shape generally fusiform with a conical apex and variable width. Sporeprint pink. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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codfish

Date

November 5, 2014

Description

Medium sized creamy light brown Pluteus on small fallen rotting branch. Cap 3-3.5 cm diam. x 4 cm. height. Gills pink, concolorous. Stipe cream, 3 mm diam. Macroscopically looks the same as observation 1038997. Microscopically pleurocystidia are narrower (pleurocystidia and cheilocystidia can be quite variable). Cap cells similar, brown pigment, clavate - widest at apex, with rounded apex, slight constriction below apex in some. Stipe cystidia clavate. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Scaevola gracilis. Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20130923. © Murray Dawson

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parkecology

Date

October 27, 2014 09:35 AM NZDT

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codfish

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

Polypore with a central stipe, cap brown with a small depression in centre and fibrous surface. Largest fruiting body about 3.5 cm diam. x 3 cm height . Pore surface yellowy-cream with large hexagonal pores. On very rotten fallen branch on ground in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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What

Gilled mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

codfish

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

Same as observation 1057548. Large omphalinoid fruiting body with a broadly funnel shaped cap on rotting stump. Cap dark brown, looks fibrous but with hand lens is more velvety with raised squamules and cream arcuate gills with grey. Largest cap 5 cm diam. x 4 cm height. Stipe also covered in velvety squamules, brown, 5 mm diam. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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What

Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

codfish

Date

November 5, 2014

Description

Large omphalinoid fruiting body with a broadly funnel shaped cap on rotting log. Cap dark brown, velvety with cream arcuate gills with grey, cap 6.5 cm diam. x 8 cm height. Stipe is velvety brown, 5 mm diam. with a bulbous base. Cap cells and stipe cells similar, possibly cystidia with brown pigment. Gill edge also possibly cystidia. Clamp connections obvious. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.