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South East Forest National Park

Armillaria sp. at South East Forest National Park - 30 Jun 2019

Identification history

Fungus Armillaria sp. 9 Jul 2019 Teresa
Armillaria hinnulea 4 Jul 2019 John C
Fungus Entoloma sp. 1 Jul 2019 John C

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6 comments

John C wrote:
   4 Jul 2019
After further investigation I am suggesting Armillaria hinnulea. Forground image is mature specimen, background image is an immature specimen. ?
Armillaria hinnulea is a species of mushroom found only in Australia and New Zealand. It is a secondary pathogen (i.e., causing disease only after a primary pathogen has damaged the host) of wet native forests. It appears first as an immature mushroom with a rounded blackish rough cap and a thick white stalk. The stalk is covered with white fibres and is bulbous at the base. A fine cortina (cobweb-like partial veil) extends from the cap margins to the stipe.
Mature specimens of Armillaria hinnulea have flattened brown to olive-green caps with a dark granular material on the centres. Gills and stipes are a pale cream.
Pam wrote:
   4 Jul 2019
You are correct with this identification...............Now look at the pileus surface and compare with your 'Pluteus' image.
John C wrote:
   4 Jul 2019
Well Pam, you have just shot yourself in the foot. These images are of the same species that you say are not. They are growing all together, only taken separately to make a foreground and background subject in focus. I will now rest my case.
Pam wrote:
   4 Jul 2019
If this is the case John your photograph of the 'Pluteus' misrepresents the true characters of the species. Do I ask John why you put such a variety of names up for what looks like two different species!!? If you are deliberately trying to trip me up it's a sad reflection on you. The 'goch ya' syndrome has no place in genuine 'citizen science'.
John C wrote:
   4 Jul 2019
Without prejudice: Pam all my images are what is seen in nature, they are not 'photoshopped',and never have been. What was written and described 36 years ago as with many other species has been found that fungi, plants, animals etc change and vary according to location and conditions. I'm not trying to trip you up. At first I thought that they were two different species altogether, you too, you thought the other may have been a Cortinarius sp. In the field of fungi in particular there has been in real terms not much done since most 'known species were described, only since DNA etc have some things been changing. but still very very slowly, and especially in Australia. We are finding species in our area that were described decades ago that have never been found in our area(s),and being told that's impossible, and there have been differences to the originally described findings. I'm no mycologist, but being involved in 'nature' all my life I have learnt to never rely on just the written word. It is no longer gospel. Nature in all aspects is changing to accommodate its surroundings. We see it all the time as we spend a lot of time out in the field, more than most in ten lifetimes. One is always learning, and adapting to the changing landscape, just as the 'natural' world is doing.
Teresa wrote:
   9 Jul 2019
After much research and consultation I am confirming this at the genus level until positive ID is returned from the mycologist.

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Pittosporum undulatum (Sweet Pittosporum) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Clematis glycinoides (Headache Vine) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Eucalyptus cypellocarpa (Monkey Gum, Mountain Grey Gum) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Cissus hypoglauca (Giant Water Vine) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Manorina melanophrys (Bell Miner) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Howittia trilocularis (Blue Howittia) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Bedfordia arborescens (Blanket Bush) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Eucalyptus fastigata (Brown Barrel) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by JackieMiles
Anthracophyllum archeri (Orange fan) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by John C
Auricularia auricula-judae (Jews ear) at South East Forest National Park - 7 Jul 2019 by John C
Tubifera ferruginosa subsp. acutissima at South East Forest National Park - 1 Jul 2019 by John C
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at South East Forest National Park - 30 Jun 2019 by John C
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill) at South East Forest National Park - 30 Jun 2019 by John C
Clavulinopsis amoena (Clavulinopsis amoena) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
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Hymenoscyphus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Hygrocybe chromolimonea at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Mucronella pendula (Icicle) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Tubifera ferruginosa subsp. acutissima at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Coltriciella dependens at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups or Lemon Discos) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Penicillium sp. at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion Grisette) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Tarzetta catinus at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Russula sp. (Russula) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Cortinarius sp. at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Inocybe sp. (Inocybe) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Descolea recedens at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Trametes versicolor (Trametes versicolor) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Coltricia cinnamomea (Coltricia cinnamomea) at South East Forest National Park - 29 Jun 2019 by John C
Hygrocybe sp. (Hygrocybe) at South East Forest National Park - 13 Jun 2019 by JackieMiles

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Jun 2019 Recorded on
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