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Recent observations

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

A special record. This has not been collected since 1968 and only known from a few collections at the type locality Karamea. All we had until this photogrpah was a watercolour of the type. An unmistakable Lactarius.

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 17, 2015

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

Eastbourne (Google, OSM)

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

Eastbourne (Google, OSM)

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

Eastbourne (Google, OSM)

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

Eastbourne (Google, OSM)

Description

the red one - not the purple C. porphyroideus

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Observer

cooperj

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

Eastbourne (Google, OSM)

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Observer

davidorlovich

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

Nothofagus on soil

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Square

Observer

davidorlovich

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Nothofagus on soil

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Observer

alderash

Date

September 27, 2014 03:37 PM CEST

Description

Thanks to Ibrahim Hadžić (Montenegro) for genus ID.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Uncommon. Under open rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) forest in reverting gumland scrub. Associated with Leptecophylla juniperina, Leucopogon fasciculatus, Lepidosperma australe, Gleichenia dicarpa, Cladonia spp., Dicranoloma, Hypnum and other mosses. Thallus more or less immersed within Dicranoloma moss, 30 mm tall from base of stalk to apex of cap; pale purple (NOTE observer colour blind); cap 20 mm diameter, involute with marked central depression, surface smooth; underside of cap white. Images bad due to torrential rain.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

In regenerating tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides) / kauri (Agathis australis) forest - within senescent rawirinui (Kunzea robusta). Locally common. growing in clusters of 3 or more. Emerging from Dicranoloma / Hypnum mosses on side of track within clay soil (former gumland scrub). Fruiting bodies up to 700 mm tall; stalk robust, smooth, 25-30 mm diameter, pinkish-white, becoming broader toward cap somewhat fibrous internally; cap up to 80 mm diameter, upper surface slightly to strongly dish-shaped, pale to dark pink-brown with darker pinkish brown scales, smooth, not slimy or sticky, central depression more strongly pigmented than rest of cap; underside white, gills white. All fruiting bodies seen had been browsed by animals - possibly possum or rats.

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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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