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Recent observations

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What

Downy milk cap Lactarius pubescens

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 22, 2015 02:24 PM NZST

Description

Clitopilus piperitus?

Growing by a big apple tree.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Russula, white, growing under silver beech

Photos / Sounds

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Russula, with red cap growing under silver beech

Photos / Sounds

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Russula, with purple cap, growing under silver beech

Photos / Sounds

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Russula, growing on trunk of tree fern in silver beech forest

Unusual in that it is growing on a tree fern trunk

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 14, 2015

Description

Terricolous, solitary, uncommon, in rawiri (Kunzea linearis) forest. Emergent from deep leaf litter layer composed mostly of fallen leaves and twigs of rawiri. Thallus 30 mm tall from stalk base to cap apex; cap upper surface smooth, red-brown, stalk white, gills white.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 13, 2015

Description

Solitary specimen seen in rawiri (Kunzea linearis) forest. Emergent from deep leaf litter layer composed mostly of fallen leaves and twigs of rawiri. Thallus c. 50-55 mm long from base to apex of cap; cap involute above with marked central depression, pale orange, smooth; gills pale orange; stalk white with very faint orange cast.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

alderash

Date

October 10, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 7, 2015

Description

In dense mountain beech (Fuscospora cliffortioides) forest. In very dark sites in deep drifts of well rotted leaf litter. Thallus solitary, large cap 80 mm diam., stalk + cap from ground to apex 120 mm. Cap involute, with prominent dish-shaped depression, upper surface smooth, vinous red; underside yellow, gills yellow; stalk pink.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 7, 2015

Description

In dense mountain beech (Fuscospora cliffortioides) forest. In very dark sites in deep drifts of well rotted leaf litter, often obscured by lush ferns grwoth (Blechnum montanum and B. procerum). Thallus white, involute with deep central depression on top side. Gills white, stalk white, cap top side white. A species of Russula?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 7, 2015

Description

Lignicolous on decorticated, mostly rotted beech (Fuscopsora ?cliffortioides) log lying in dense beech forest. Colonial fruiting bodies. Top side of cap flat, more or less oblong-spathulate, brownish, streaked with darker bands, fleshy; undersides orange-yellow, gills pale orange-yellow; stalk pale orange. Uncommon.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ellen_g

Date

March 28, 2015

Description

Found this Mushroom in the decomposing leaf litter of the forest floor.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Russulaceae are a family of fungi in the order Russulales. According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 1243 species. Its species typically have fruit bodies with friable, chalk-like stalks, that break with a distinct crack, somewhat like a carrot but with porous flesh (see below). Microscopically, the cells are not all long thin hyphae, which would provide strength and more fibrous appearance when broken. Instead, the flesh contains also many large spherical cells ("sphaerocysts"),...

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