Otari-Wilton’s Bush Annual Foray, 28 May 2017

 

This year the foray was held on a cold damp day in May rather than April. This year has been cooler and consistently wetter then then the last couple of years. This has meant that fungi have been fruiting sporadically over a much longer period of time. Here is what we say today.

Southern Beech Grove

This is the first Cortinarius / Thaxterogater found at Otari-Wilton’s bush.

Cortinarius epiphaeus [photo Geoff Ridley]

Plant Collection below the Cockayne Lookout

The fungi in the plant collection garden are all growing in the thick wood mulch used in this area,

Psathyrella sp. [photo Geoff Ridley]

Lycoperdon perlatum [photo Geoff Ridley]

Leratiomyces ceres [photo Geoff Ridley]

Lepiota aspera [photo Geoff Ridley]

Kauri Lawn and Fernery

Leratiomyces erythrocephalus [photo Geoff Ridley]

Crucibulum laevae [photo Geoff Ridley]

This Psathyrella has faintly reddish tinge to the gill margin and the cap is hygrophanous. Possibly around Psathyrella corrugis.

Psathyrella aff. corrugis [photo Geoff Ridley]

Armillaris novae-zelandiae [photo Geoff Ridley]

Stump with Armillaria novae-zelandia, Favolaschia calocera, Auricularia cornea, and a small Ganoderma [photo Geoff Ridley]

Auricularia cornea [photo Geoff Ridley]

Coprinellus disseminatus [photo Geoff Ridley]

Favolaschia calocera and Auricularis corneus [photo Geoff Ridley]

Heimiomyces neovelutipes [photo Geoff Ridley]

 Circular Walk Below the Bowling Club

Hohenbuehelia or Resupinatus [photo Geoff Ridley]

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2015 Fungal Foray, Otari-Wilton’s Bush, 25-26 April 2015

Seventy(!) or so people met for the annual fungal foray walk through Otari-Wilton’s Bush today, Sunday 26 April 2015. And it was a typical Wellington day – windy and overcast.

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A track at Otari-Wilton’s Bush [photo Geoff Ridley]

Garlic shanklet [Mycetinis curraniae]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Psathyrella sp.

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Grey-gilled chalkcap [Russula inquinata]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

 A small grey Mycena sp. on old punga

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Ruby helmet [Mycena viscidocruenta] note the cluster of three tiny white Mycena sp.

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Ruby helmet [Mycena viscidocruenta]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Brown birdsnest [Crucibulum leave]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Haresfoot inkcaps [Coprinopsis lagopus]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

A mushroom [Agaricus sp.]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Psathyrella sp.

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Brown-umbrella inkcap [Parasola leiocephala]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Scarlet roundhead [Leratiomyces ceres = Stropharia aurantiaca]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Galerina sp.

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Possibly a roundhead Psathyrella microrhiza

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Possibly a roundhead Psathyrella microrhiza

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Wood-ear jelly [Auricularia cornea] and, although not in the picture, there was a single mushroom of the  porcelain slimecap [Oudemansiella australis].

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Sociable inkcap [Coprinellus disseminatus]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

A mushroom [Agaricus sp.]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Orange poreconch [Favolaschia calocera]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Bush shank [Heimiomyces neovelutipes]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Tree swordbelt [Agrocybe parasitica]. These specimens had seen better days but one eagle yeyed little bou spotted a nice fresh specimen.

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Native shiitake [Lentinellus novae-zelandiae]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

A parasol [Lepiota sp.] – small pure white parasol

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Scarlet pouch [Weraroa erythrocephalus = Leratiomyces erythrocephalus]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Psathyrella conopila

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Cloudy funnelcap [Clitocybe nebularis ]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Giant-bush parasol [Macrolepiota clelandii]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Wood-ear jelly [Auricularia cornea]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Wood-ear jelly [Auricularia cornea] young

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

Crepidotus fuscovelutinus, my best guess at the moment, growing alongside the wood-ear jelly

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

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[photo Geoff Ridley]

[photo Geoff Ridley]

[photo Geoff Ridley]

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Metrosideros fulgens [photo Geoff Ridley]