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Home Fungi Caps on stems; gills below caps [mushrooms or mushroom-like] Oudemansiella 'radicata group'

Oudemansiella 'radicata group'

Rooting shank

 

The fruit bodies of this group of species are mushrooms. The caps (up to 8 cm in diameter, but often only about half that) are usually some shade of grey-brown to olive-brown; flat or with a shallow curvature and often with a slight central bump; smooth; tacky to slimy in moist conditions. They may become wrinkled in dry conditions. The gills are white. The stems are very long in relation to cap diameter and may approach 20 cm in length and about a centimetre in diameter, white in the upper half and grey-brown lower down. Mostly the mushrooms are solitary but sometimes you will see small groups and while they almost always appear to be growing in soil, they arise from buried wood.

 

 At one stage the name Oudemansiella radicata was applied to Australian specimens but (1) this was found to be inappropriate and (2) specimens named to that species were found to represent several macroscopically similar species. Australian specimens were shunted into the genus Xerula and then back to Oudemansiella. Given the macroscopic similarity of these Oudemansiella species, for the purposes of Canberra Nature Map I lump them all together as Oudemansiella 'radicata group'. At least two species of this group are known to occur in the ACT: Oudemansiella gigaspora and Oudemansiella variabilis.

 

If you dig carefully you may be able to follow the stem of one of these mushrooms down to the wood, often many centimetres below the soil surface. The below-ground part of the stem is superficially root-like, hence the species epithet radicata (derived from the Latin word for root) and the colloquial name of Rooting shank.

 

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Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 25 Jun 2022 by Steve_Bok Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 May 2022 by YellowButton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Macgregor, ACT - 26 May 2022 by trevorpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 26 May 2022 by abread111 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022 by Steve_Bok Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Aranda, ACT - 13 May 2022 by KMcCue Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 26 Apr 2022 by mahargiani Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 21 Apr 2022 by mahargiani Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Boro, NSW - 15 Apr 2022 by Paul4K Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 12 Apr 2022 by mahargiani Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 30 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 12 Mar 2022 by mahargiani Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hawker, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by AlisonMilton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2021 by LisaH Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by ChrisSouthby9691 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Mullion, NSW - 8 Aug 2021 by drakes Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by drakes Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Boro, NSW - 4 Jun 2021 by Paul4K Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Holt, ACT - 26 May 2021 by drakes Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Aranda, ACT - 25 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 21 May 2021 by BarrieR Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Forbes Creek, NSW - 24 Apr 2021 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Gundary, NSW - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Mitchell, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Detritivore Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Holt, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by MattFox Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by Tim L Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 22 Jun 2020 by drakes Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 28 May 2020 by KenT Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 25 May 2020 by jbromilow50 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 24 May 2020 by ruthkerruish Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 19 May 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 18 May 2020 by LisaH Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 12 May 2020 by LisaH Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Latham, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Caric Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 May 2020 by Mike Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Florey, ACT - 5 May 2020 by Kurt Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 May 2020 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2020 by DerekC Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by Ratcliffe Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at - 12 Apr 2020 by Mike Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Ainslie, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by RWPurdie Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fraser, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by noodles Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fraser, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by noodles Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by JoeG Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Wanniassa, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by jksmits Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Lower Boro, NSW - 1 Apr 2020 by mcleana Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 29 Mar 2020 by HelenCross Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Crace, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 2 Jun 2019 by KMcCue Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2019 by LisaH Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 31 May 2019 by petersan Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 May 2019 by Marthijn Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 22 May 2019 by ruthkerruish Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 19 May 2019 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 May 2019 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 May 2019 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Weetangera, ACT - 4 May 2019 by Heino1 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Jek Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 24 May 2017 by RosemaryRoth Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Tennent, ACT - 21 May 2017 by KenT Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 May 2017 by Judith Roach Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burra, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by Safarigirl Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 Dec 2016 by HarveyPerkins Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Bungendore, NSW - 30 Oct 2016 by yellowboxwoodland Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 14 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 9 Oct 2016 by Ryl Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 6 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 28 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 25 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Sep 2016 by AaronClausen Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 22 Jun 2016 by petersan Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 22 Jun 2016 by petersan Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 May 2016 by MattM Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 May 2016 by KenT Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 May 2014 by Mike Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hall, ACT - 12 Apr 2014 by JanetRussell
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 25 Jun 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 May 2022 by YellowButton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Macgregor, ACT - 26 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 26 May 2022 by abread111
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Aranda, ACT - 13 May 2022 by KMcCue
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 26 Apr 2022 by mahargiani
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 21 Apr 2022 by mahargiani
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Boro, NSW - 15 Apr 2022 by Paul4K
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 12 Apr 2022 by mahargiani
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 30 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cooma, NSW - 12 Mar 2022 by mahargiani
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hawker, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by AlisonMilton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by ChrisSouthby9691
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Mullion, NSW - 8 Aug 2021 by drakes
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by drakes
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Boro, NSW - 4 Jun 2021 by Paul4K
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Holt, ACT - 26 May 2021 by drakes
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Aranda, ACT - 25 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 21 May 2021 by BarrieR
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Forbes Creek, NSW - 24 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Gundary, NSW - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Mitchell, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Detritivore
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Holt, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by Tim L
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 22 Jun 2020 by drakes
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 28 May 2020 by KenT
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 25 May 2020 by jbromilow50
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 24 May 2020 by ruthkerruish
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 19 May 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 18 May 2020 by LisaH
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 12 May 2020 by LisaH
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Latham, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Caric
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 May 2020 by Mike
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Florey, ACT - 5 May 2020 by Kurt
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 May 2020 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2020 by DerekC
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by Ratcliffe
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at - 12 Apr 2020 by Mike
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Ainslie, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by RWPurdie
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fraser, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by noodles
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fraser, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by noodles
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by JoeG
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Wanniassa, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by jksmits
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Lower Boro, NSW - 1 Apr 2020 by mcleana
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 29 Mar 2020 by HelenCross
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Crace, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Dunlop, ACT - 2 Jun 2019 by KMcCue
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2019 by LisaH
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hackett, ACT - 31 May 2019 by petersan
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 May 2019 by Marthijn
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hughes, ACT - 22 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cook, ACT - 19 May 2019 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 May 2019 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Majura, ACT - 14 May 2019 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Weetangera, ACT - 4 May 2019 by Heino1
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Jek
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Kambah, ACT - 24 May 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Tennent, ACT - 21 May 2017 by KenT
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 May 2017 by Judith Roach
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burra, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by Safarigirl
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 Dec 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Bungendore, NSW - 30 Oct 2016 by yellowboxwoodland
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 14 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 9 Oct 2016 by Ryl
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Fadden, ACT - 6 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 28 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 25 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Sep 2016 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 22 Jun 2016 by petersan
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Canberra Central, ACT - 22 Jun 2016 by petersan
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 May 2016 by MattM
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 May 2016 by KenT
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 May 2014 by Mike
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Hall, ACT - 12 Apr 2014 by JanetRussell

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Species information

  • Oudemansiella 'radicata group' Scientific name
  • Rooting shank Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1399.9m Recorded at altitude
  • Synonyms

    Oudmansiella radicata, Xerula radicata, X. radicata var. australis

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