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Cap on a stem; gills below cap [mushrooms or mushroom-like]zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream)

Unnamed at Kosciuszko National Park

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zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2019
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2019
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2019
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2019

Identification history

Cap on a stem; gills below cap [mushrooms or mushroom-like] zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) 2 Aug 2019 Heino1
Cap on a stem; gills below cap [mushrooms or mushroom-like] zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) 3 Apr 2019 Heino1
Cap on a stem; gills below cap [mushrooms or mushroom-like] zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) 15 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 12 Jan 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Growing on horse dung on Nungar Plain. The cap on the biggest one is about 30mm across, and a bit slimy. I've never seen any fungi growing anywhere other than on dung on the subalpine plains (though I am only ever there in January). I'm thinking this is possibly an exotic species. It looks very similar to something that came up on cow manure in my garden.

4 comments

   15 Feb 2019
Heino is this Protostropharia semiglobata? It looks like it is growing on Horse Dung. Thanks
   15 Feb 2019
If it is the same as the cow manure fungus in my garden, its spore print was brown. See https://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/4184422 We had the discussion re P. semiglobata on ALCW and decided agin it.
Heino1 wrote:
   19 Feb 2019
For (Proto)Stropharia I'm a bit surprised the gills aren't darker. The mature spores are a dark purple-brown and that colour dominates the colour of the gill tissue. I'd have thought that masses of mature spores would have been present in at least one of these mushrooms.
   3 Apr 2019
Stumped eh Heino? Maybe next year I should collect an actual specimen, although I'm a bit light on for drying facilities.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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