Wombat Forest - Fungi

Wombat Forest - Fungi

by John Walter


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The purpose of this group it to provide a photographic record of fungi species found within the Wombat Forest. Images should be sharp, close, and include features necessary for identification such as cap detail, gills/pores/spines and stem detail where possible. Not all fungi can be readily identified to species level without the aid of detailed microscopic examination and it is also not necessarily easy to identify the genus, however we wish to record all species found in the forest, both named and unnamed. While it is not intended that this be a "post your image for identification" site, efforts will be made to correct or offer names where possible. There is some overlap with the northern parts of the forest and the Drummond & nearby forest group and a separate group has been established for Macedon Ranges - Fungi.

Newbury VIC 3458, Australia


146 items (page 1 of 5) (100 per page)

  • Gymnopilus eucalyptorum

    04 Jul 2019-37.4,144.5zeke1944

    Small saprophyte found on large logs. Cap to 20mm. Stem has a white bloom.

    Gymnopilis_eucalyptorum

  • Gymnopilus spp.

    04 Jul 2019-37.4,144.5zeke1944

    Gymnopilus austropicreus. (B.J.Rees) Small saprophyte often on large logs. Cap to 30mm. Gates p83.

    Gymnopilis_austropicreus

  • Clitopilus spp.

    03 Jul 2019-37.4,144.3zeke1944

    Small fan shaped species that is found on rocks growing with mosses. Cap to 5mm. Gates p42. Clitopilus kamaka . J.A. Cooper. Spore print Brownish pink.

    Clitopilus_kamaka

  • Cortinarius spp.

    20 Jun 2019-37.5,144.5zeke1944

    Yellow sp with some purple hues. Unknown to me.

    Cortinarius_wombat3

  • Podoserpula pusio

    18 Jun 2019-37.5,144.3zeke1944

    On wood an old stump close to, the ground. Close to Lerderderg river.

    Pagoda

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    1. Cathy Powers  Stunning!

      Reply • 26 Jun

  • Simocybe phlebophora

    26 Jun 2019-37.4,144.4zeke1944

    Small Mycena like species usually on fallen wood or stumps. The Khaki colored cap has a layer of gell under the outer skin causing a wrinkled appearance. Cal to 40mm.

    Simocybe_phlebophora

  • Dacrymyces spp.

    26 Jun 2019-37.5,144.5zeke1944

    Small jelly balls to about 5mm diam. A reasonable fit for Dacrymyces aff stillatus. Found on a wet log with Calocera sp.

    Jelly

  • Cortinarius austrocyanites

    23 Jun 2019-37.4,144.4zeke1944

    Gates P49. Dark purplish cap with brown fibrils. The gills are sky blue colored untill becoming redbrown with ripening spore. Seen in the upper reaches of the Campaspe River.

    Cortinarius_astrocyanites

  • Lentinellus spp.

    02 Jun 2013-37.4,144.3zeke1944

    Lentinellus_tasmanicus

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    1. zeke1944  Lentinellus tasmanicus. Not on Data base Gates p104

      Reply • 13 Jun

  • Lentinellus spp.

    12 Jun 2019-37.4,144.4zeke1944

    Lentinellus_sp_aff_omphalodes

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    1. zeke1944  This species is regarded as being with L tasmanicus but has several differences in that L tasamanicus has a central stipe whereas its offset here. Bears a close resemblance to Lentinellus cochleatus of Europe in habit. May need investgation

      Reply • 12 Jun

  • Clitocybula sp. nov. sensu Gates & Ratkowsky(1) 2016 Streaky Yellow

    12 Apr 2014-37.4,144.3John Walter

    4 Images. This is Clitocybula sp. "Streaky Yellow", a little scruffy on top due to the heavy rain.

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  • Chlorociboria spp.

    29 Jul 2018-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    Lawrie Conole and Bernie Lingham starred this.

    1. zeke1944  Seen at Jack Cann reserve

      Reply • 06 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  Chlorociboria spp. species id suggested

      Reply • 07 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  Research done in New Zealand a decade ago identified 15 species of Chlorociboria in that country, many of which have long stipes. It is thought that Australasia is a centre of diversity for this genus (there are only two species in the northern hemisphere) however the research has not been done on Australian species. None of the NZ species appear to be a good match to this item but this was collected by the herbarium so a name may be found when the research is done.

      Reply • 09 Aug 2018

  • Mycena spp.

    05 Aug 2018-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Mycena spp. species id suggested

      Reply • 09 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  Could also belong to Entoloma although there was no hint of pink in the gills.

      Reply • 29 Jun

  • Mycocalia spp.

    05 Aug 2018zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Inset is at Anglesea. I'm not really sure about this one it certainly looked the same as the Anglesea specimen on the Computer. and it does show a hint of pink through the sack. I didn't ID it in the field. Its very tiny. Anyway here it is again.

      Reply • 06 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  If you click on the earlier post to open it you can use the edit details to add the image back to that record. I suggest you then delete this record so it is only on the system once

      Reply • 06 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  Mycocalia denudata has several records for Victoria and M. duriaeana has not been recorded. Unfortunately this genus was not listed in Cunningham's Gasteromycetes of Australia and New Zealand but both the species listed here are depicted in my most comprehensive British field guide. The former species has yellow brown peridioles while the latter has red brown peridioles. As the inset image is from a different location it does not assist with this identification. I think Mycocalia spp. is the safest option here.

      Reply • 19 Aug 2018

      • zeke1944  I realise this the inset looks like duriaeana as was tracked down as such by I think Tom May. Its a pity I didn't realise what it was at the time. I am however getting my eyes fixed at the moment so next time I'll be able to see more clearly. Also while I'm at it what constitutes the Otways. The Anglesea Heath? the Beach at Aireys Inlet (some good stuff there) The Swamp at Anglesea ?. Forest Road and or Cecil track. Gherang Gherang Reserve ? If this are all included I could tickle this along for quite some time with a lot of unusual species. Cheers R

        Reply • 19 Aug 2018

  • Unidentified

    02 Aug 2018-37.4,144.4zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Found on a large log cat to 4cm. This is a new one on me. Gills adnate and spore probable brown..

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Ramaria spp.

    01 Jun 2014-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Could well be Ramaria stunzii. Very small and it has been found in the Wombat Forest before.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  This is the same specimen that was used to illustrate this species in the "Little Book of Corals", albeit taken from a different angle. In that publication it is listed as Ramaria stuntzii var. gelatinosa, an extremely rare species of which there are only two records, one from Olinda and one from the Wombat State Forest. Watling made these collections in 1982 and took to them back to Edinburgh where he names the variety in 1989. There are also two references to R. stuntzii, one is a specimen in Perth which was collected in USA, and the other is a recent sighting to the east of Melbourne. I would like to review this further and try and locate a copy of Watling's description. Young provides some information on the Qld Mycological Society site describing the stipe flesh as "white and distinctly gelatinous" and the apices as bright red. Index Fungorum has the comment "On soil or burnt over soil under Eucalyptus: Victoria"

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  What was the general location? Is that post burn debris next to it?

      Reply • 03 Aug 2018

    4. zeke1944  I'd say so. It was a stone's throw from the Cortinarius canaria tree almost on the track. Lost the data again. Cheers R

      Reply • 03 Aug 2018

    5. John Walter  Watlings original paper has eluded me however I now realise Young provided a more detailed description on the Qld site which includes colour photographs of the dried specimens collected by Watling. This is a good match in many ways although colour is a concern. The description of R. stuntzii var. stuntzii advises it is "scarlet" in youth, fading to "light orange-red" and Young's summary of var. gelatinosa states that form has pink to bright pink branches with bright red apices. Has this specimen faded to light orange-red? The image in the little corals publication shows some of the stipe and hints at the presence of strigose mycelium and white tomentum at the base which would conform with Young's notes but the image is not sharp enough in that area to be certain. The dried Wombat Forest specimen collected by Watling still shows strong pink tones. Perhaps this is Ramaria stuntzii var gelatinosa, and perhaps it is not. If it is not, then it also appears to not be any other Australian listed Ramaria species either. It is a big step to claim this as the only legitimate image of an in field specimen of Ramaria stuntzii var. gelatinosa without there being proper microscopic examination to back up the claim. I think it is best to list this as Ramaria spp. and put "possibly Ramaria stuntzii var. gelatinosa" in the the description field.

      Reply • 03 Aug 2018

  • Cortinarius pseudorotundisporus

    15 May 2016-37.4,144.3John Walter

    Several images

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  • Hygrocybe virginea

    01 Jul 2015-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Hygrocybe virginea species id suggested

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Cortinarius pseudorotundisporus

    17 May 2015-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  I think this Cortinarius pseudorotundisporus, Have found this far and wide in several locations. It is smaller than C rotundisporus and always retains an umbo it also has on occasions yellowish hues the proportion is different as well with a smaller cap for the length of the stem. Usually found in wet gullies in groups. Seen in the Jack Cann reserve.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  Yes, I have seen the FNCV refer to this item under that name. I have found it in Blue Gully and also near Mt Sabine Falls in the Otways. I have a description for C. pseudorotundisporus in my files some where, will review it and let you know - just found the description in another of Gasparini's papers and it is an excellent match. He mentions the pileus margin is striate in his English description, but he makes no reference to this in the official Latin diagnosis. Your image and mine do not indicate this species is translucently striate and Gasparini did not use the word transluscent so perhaps he was referring to the way the fibrils give it a vaguely striate appearance. It certainly was not deemed important enough to include in the diagnosis. I suspect the colour is a bit too dark in your image going by the level of the shadow and green on the fern. Could Cortinarius pseudorotundisporus be added to the database please.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    3. David Francis  Cortinarius pseudorotundisporus added to dataset

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Cortinarius cramesinus Orange Dermocybe

    01 Jun 2014-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Featured as Cortinarius caustrocinnabarinus in gates p49. Photographed in the rain

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Cortinarius austroalbidus

    02 Aug 2018-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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  • Hohenbuehelia spp.

    02 Aug 2018-37.4,144.3zeke1944

    5b62869bed2a891efe000080

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    1. zeke1944  Hohenbuehelia spp. species id suggested

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  This species is featured in Fuhrer no 106 P79.Found on a stump in Blue Gully..

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  It is widespread in the wetter parts of the Wombat Forest

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Lentinellus castoreus

    01 Jul 2015-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Lentinellis castoreus. On large Manna gum. Tongue shaped cat with close serrated gills. Not listed on ALA.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  I agree with the ID, Lentinellus castoreus is listed on ALA but us not yet in our dataset. Could the dataset be updated please.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    3. Cathy Powers  Species added to dataset.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Ramariopsis kunzei Ivory Coral

    01 Jul 2015-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Ramaria kunzei. Small species often on earthen banks, Not listed opn ALA. Seen in the Otways also.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  This one is a Ramariopsis not a Ramaria which I am sure you knew. Species updated

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  Could Ramariopsis kunzei be added to the database please

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

    4. Cathy Powers  Species added to dataset.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Agaricus sp. nov. sensu Gates & Ratkowsky(1) 2016 Pink Stainer

    01 Jun 2014-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Agaricus sp Pink Stainer. Gates p27.

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  Could Agaricus sp. nov. sensu Gates & Ratkowsky(1) 2016 be added to the dataset with Pink Stainer in thr Common Name please

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    3. Cathy Powers  Added to dataset.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Clitocybe semiocculta

    01 Aug 2018-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Clitocybe semiocculta species id suggested

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  On wood or bark often debris

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    3. John Walter  Do you have a location for this one?

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

  • Unidentified

    30 Jul 2018-37.4,144.4zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Gates p56

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

    2. zeke1944  Cortinarius submagellanicus

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

    3. John Walter  Still working on this one, it does have a lot of similarity to C. submagellanicus and that is the most likely candidate but the striations are not as prominent and upper stipe colour has me wondering. Looking to eliminate other possibilities in the C. violaceus group and checking through Gasparini's Phlegmacium in Tasmania.

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    4. zeke1944  The color didn't come out quite right and the correct adjustment difficult . One of the flaws of otherwise a great Camera is its too easy to flip the filter wheel whilst concentrating elsewhere and there is no lock. This species is viscid which C violaceus is not. It alsao becomes brown quite quickly due to ripening spore

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    5. John Walter  I was expecting more prominent striations as seen on your specimens from near Forrest posted on another site on June 5. Perhaps you could add this Forrest observation with the stongly marked striations to this site and I can put it into the Otways group as a comparison and to show the range. I also expected the stipe colour that this shows at the base to extend all the way up as it does on other specimens I have tracked down from Tasmania. There is nothing else in Gasparini that is even close. Could Cortinarius submagellanicus be added to the database please.

      Reply • 01 Aug 2018

    6. Cathy Powers  Species added to dataset.

      Reply • 02 Aug 2018

  • Clitopilus hobsonii

    29 Jul 2018-37.5,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Seems to fit the description of C. hobsonii. It definitely has a pink sporeprint. Which would make it an Entoloma or a Clitopilus. The fan shaped Entoloma is found on well rotted logs with a visible Mycelium so that probable discounts it. There are at least 3 sp of fan shaped in the Clitopilus camp with hobsonii being the most likely..

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

  • Hygrophorus involutus

    01 Jul 2015-37.4,144.3zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Comeds in 2 forms white (albus and yellow involutus. Usually covered in droplets. Found in litter near Pronk track

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

    2. zeke1944  Hygrophorus involutus species id suggested

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

  • Psilocybe brunneoalbescens

    30 Jul 2018-37.5,144.3zeke1944

    On partially buried well rotted wood on the bank of the Lerderderg river.

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    1. John Walter  Could you add a separate image of the underside for this species please, click on the image and when the next screen opens click edit details and add an image. It looks like one of the Psilocybe species and I want to get a close look at the gills for spore colour.

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

    2. zeke1944  Psilocybe brunneoalbescens species id suggested

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018

    3. zeke1944  Who designed this program centrelink ? I've put the name in about 4 times so far.

      Reply • 30 Jul 2018