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What

Spring Fieldcap Agrocybe praecox

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

September 10, 2020 04:34 PM NZST

Description

Fruiting in soil / mulch around a hazel nut tree. Aroma strongly of fungi.

Cap smooth and almost waxy feel - lubricious ? Solid cap.

Veil thin. Gills appear adnexed (almost free) and gills color is light brown / tan.

Stem hollow at top, but solid at bottom. Slight bulb at the base. Stem tough.

Suspect spring field cap, but need to look up a key. The ring will be a key ID feature.

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What

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

September 8, 2020 10:52 PM NZST

Description

Attracted to the light in our toilet. For scale it is the light fitting on the ceiling in the photograph. Approx 1cm in length.

What I thought was paint on the moth, since it was almost the same color / shade as the wall paint, is clearly part of the moth's markings.

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What

Coprinellus Sect. Micacei Section Micacei

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

September 6, 2020 12:17 PM NZST

Description

Growing the council grass verge. In google maps you can see that a tree was once in this location, but this is gone now. So presumably these are growing / fruiting on the stump. (was out picking up litter, so hence the gloves, not fungi phobic!)

Stem had threads visible at 40x magnification where the spores highlighted them.

Think I found threads around the cap edge. Although not many of these (100x magnification)

Four spored Basidia, I don't know if I captured immature basidia or cheilocystidia.

Also large cells present in the gills, not sure what these are.

Cap shows the rounded cells as expected. Also located one cap hyphe (I think). This is not clamped.

Possible pileocytidia, and if this is actually a pileocytidia and not cellular debris caused by mounting, then this is interesting as C. micaceus isn't supposed to have pileocytidia (Petersen and Laessoe 2019)

Also the spores did not appear to have a 'distinctly flattened, appearing narrow-ellipsoid from the side and egg-shaped to rhombic from the front' (ibid) Don't know if this was due to the spores being on the gill, thus not fully mature, poor microscope technique, or this species in the complex doesn't have this feature.

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What

Chip Cherries Leratiomyces ceres

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

August 21, 2020 10:11 AM NZST

Description

Growing in council garden. Just these two fruiting bodies

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What

Tall Sundew Drosera auriculata

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

August 14, 2020 02:32 PM NZST

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What

Creeping Groundsel Senecio angulatus

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

August 14, 2020 01:19 PM NZST

Description

My initial thoughts were NZ spinach but lacked the 'fur' that I was expecting.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 22, 2020 04:54 PM NZST

Description

At least 10 fruiting bodies on the edge of a mulch pile. Highly likely to be Peziza vesiculosa given that this observation https://inaturalist.nz/observations/45569591 was observed in mulch taken from this mulch pile earlier in the year. Or it is possible that that observation which is upwind from the mulch pile, in the direction of the dominant wind pattern, that the infection can from the observation.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 22, 2020 04:52 PM NZST

Description

Growing in mulch / grass interface.

Clear ring, gill edges striate, cap hygrophanous. No nipple on caps. Gills look like they have color variation along their edge.

Have bounced around with ID, think it is galerina.

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What

European Greenfinch Chloris chloris

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 20, 2020 11:59 AM NZST

Description

Four where on the ground under a tree, undertaking some kind of feeding behaviour. Seemed quite relaxed to our presence given this was a park in central Hamilton so lots of human activity.

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What

Common Rustgill Gymnopilus penetrans

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 20, 2020 10:33 AM NZST

Description

Patch with multiple fruiting bodies. Where growing from dyed bark. Given our location in the Waikato, this dyed wood product would have to be made from pinus radiata.

The wood product was applied recently <12 months so still very fresh looking. Was in a urban garden that was rather utilitarian.

Rust spots on gills at maturity, did not appear to be a veil on the younger fruiting body.

Spore print is being taken, suspecting will be G. penetrans.

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What

Eyelash Cups Genus Scutellinia

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 17, 2020 03:20 PM NZST

Description

Fruiting on a horizontal cabbage tree trunk that was well rotted.

Small fruiting bodies

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Square

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 17, 2020 03:15 PM NZST

Description

Growing on dog poo. First time ever have seen any fungi (apart from molds) growing on dog poo. Suspect that the dog was on a high fibre diet.

Did not get any closer than this photo !

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What

Velvet Foot Flammulina velutipes

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 17, 2020 03:11 PM NZST

Description

Fruiting on what is most likely native wood as was in native bush. Although the park also had areas of non natives. So not 100% sure.

Velvet / fury stipe.

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 16, 2020 03:08 PM NZST

Description

Single, although due to its color it blended in real well, and I only found it since I was examining other fungi, otherwise I would have missed it.

I don't think it was on wood as was on the forest floor.

Environment: Virgin bush park in a city landscape. The bush had lots of smaller nikau ferns, broadleaf material on the forest floor, and currently flowers and berries from a tree I should know, but can't quite remember.

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 16, 2020 03:07 PM NZST

Description

Growing over two fern 'logs' on the forest floor in the same location. These logs had the distinctive eye pattern on them. From my web searching turns out that this eye pattern is on many a fern, and there are ID points that I didn't capture. However I suspect it was mamaku, but not 100% sure.

Stem was central, unless the fruiting body was growing out the side of the trunk.

Was a yellow tinge to the gills that the photos didn't quite capture. The caps were mildly hygrophanous with the white instead of appearing in the cap, appearing on the surface.

No aroma, slight waxy feel

Environment: Virgin bush park in a city landscape. The bush had lots of smaller nikau ferns, broadleaf material on the forest floor, and currently flowers and berries from a tree I should know, but can't quite remember.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 16, 2020 02:58 PM NZST

Description

Small brackets growing out from a tree that had been chainsawed to clear it from the path. Was clearly spines not pores under a hand lens.

No rubbery bit in the middle if pulled apart.

Genus name chosen from Fig 48 in Hood (1992)

Environment: Virgin bush park in a city landscape. The bush had lots of smaller nikau ferns, broadleaf material on the forest floor, and currently flowers and berries from a tree I should know, but can't quite remember.

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What

False Turkey-Tail Stereum versicolor

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:56 AM NZST

Description

This looked very similar to Stereum ostrea, but I had not seen it present in this flat form. So hence not confident about this ID. There were lots of fruiting bodies along this fallen log, and they were all essentially flat and not curved.

There did not appear to be any pores visible with a hand lens. Pliable and thin

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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What

Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:53 AM NZST

Description

Two single small fruiting bodies ~5mm diameter. Waxy feel to the surface.

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:48 AM NZST

Description

Tiny fruit bodies, common in patches once you keyed into seeing them. Growing as singles scattered on forest floor, growing on kahikatea fragments.

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:50 AM NZST

Description

Cluster growing under kahikatea trees. Very sticky even though had not rained that day, and strong wind blowing, so foliage and ground etc had dried out / no free moisture.

The photo where there is a bunch of stem coming from the same location, appears to have two glutinous threads in it. Using these are markers for G chromolinoneus.

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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What

Ear Fungus Auricularia cornea

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:46 AM NZST

Description

Common in the area. These ones were large

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 15, 2020 11:44 AM NZST

Description

Did not look like the log had recently moved / rotated. Thus the bracket growth habit is likely 'normal' for this species / genus

Could not see pores with a hand lens. Felt leatherish. Although with hand lens could see that the lighter patches had some kind of hair on them.

General environment was a patch of virgin bush in urban settlement, dominated by kahikatea.

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What

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 12, 2020 03:30 PM NZST

Description

The Tui's have found our Tree Lucerne this year for the first time. I don't know why just now, since we used to get one in the avocado tree, that would fly to the neighbours Australian tree in flower at this time of year. But didn't seem to be interested in the tree lucerne. The neighbours tree has gone, and I counted three tui's in the orchard at once. So I suspect more that the population has increased, and looking for more food sources.

This was in our pawliona tree. I have noticed that when feeding on Kowhai trees the Tui like to fly away to another taller tree, for a bit then return to the Kowhai to feed. I don't know if this behaviour is going on here. Since not spent enough time observing them.

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What

Coprinellus Sect. Micacei Section Micacei

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:32 AM NZST

Description

Three fruiting on log.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:31 AM NZST

Description

Common growing in both singles and bunches across fallen logs.

Color change with drying out. Going a light tan color from brown. Cap edges striate. Stipe wiry / tough

Gill color brown, which surprises me, as expecting white for either gymnopus or Marasmiaceae family.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:27 AM NZST

Description

Growing on mass over a fallen log. Looked like a typical hypholoma species, but in miniature. Fruiting bodies mycena size, instead of

Apologies for crappy photos

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:26 AM NZST

Description

First time observing this species, funny I had always expected them to be much smaller, since F. calocera has been my only reference up to this point.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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What

Ear Fungus Auricularia cornea

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:24 AM NZST

Description

These were really massive, much larger than typical fruiting bodies of this species.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:20 AM NZST

Description

Small numbers in an area. Could not determine if growing from soil under the forest duff, or from wood under the duff.

Yellow stem where it is in the forest duff, blue where stem is exposed to light. Cap first blue then pink. Infundibuliform when old.

Slimy even though rainfall has not occured for a few days.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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What

False Turkey-Tail Stereum versicolor

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 13, 2020 09:18 AM NZST

Description

Common on dead logs on forest floor.

General environment was bush remnant in a urban setting. Not sure exactly of forest type, but leaf litter suggests broadleaf of some sort.

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