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7. heinäkuuta 2018

Fungus Unknown to Science — RRfu2

Field names are used by some for referring to identifiable species for which a scientific name is not known. As part of numerous fungi forays with the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria we have been doing so for many years. One such species occasionally found by the group was recorded as Mycena 'tiny blue lights'. We found it on the dead rachises of soft tree-ferns and having a reusable name for it allowed us to know what we're talking about and be able to reference previous sightings. Turns out that this tiny mushroom is more widespread than we knew and in 2016 it was described as Mycena lazulina from Japan!

The point is some unnamed fungi are readily recognizable — such is the case with this species. Although it may not have a name it is a yellow disc fungus (to 5mm diameter) fringed with wavy serrations and with a short, dark stipe. It is usually gregarious (sometimes solitary) and so far has only been found growing on dead branches and twigs of Nothofagus cunninghamii.

In the last couple of years I have been tagging unknown but identifiable fungi with RR (my initials), fu (for fungi — not what you were thinking) and a number. RRfu1 turned out to be Cudoniella clavus, previously unknown for Australia. I found pictures of these online while trying to identify another fungus and, once they were confirmed, was able to update my old records.

I recorded these yellow discs for the first time in 2014 and have since tagged them with "RRfu2". They appear to belong to the Helotiales order of fungi, possibly in the Helotiaceae family. As I appear to be the only one to find and photograph them they don't have a field name but 'yellow beech discs' springs to mind. They are uncommon but certainly not rare (I'm surprised nobody else has recorded them before) — I tend to find them at least a couple of times each year (actually 6 times so far this year).

Links
RRfu2 tagged records on iNaturalist
my Unknown But Identifiable Fungi

Lähetetty 7. heinäkuuta 2018 01:01 käyttäjältä reiner reiner | 1 kommentti | Jätä kommentti

10. heinäkuuta 2018

Unknown But Identifiable Fungi

This is a quick list (mainly for me) of identifiable fungi that I come across but that haven't been identified (possibly because they haven't been described yet).
RRfu2
Helotiales
Yellow cup with wavy edge and dark stipe growing on dead Nothofagus branches.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu2&subview=grid
RRfu3
Typhula
Small (~5mm long), simple, furry white clubs growing on wood or fern. Possibly Setigeroclavula sp.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu3&subview=grid
RRfu4
Helotiales
Pale orange, stalked discs on hardwood on wet forests.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu4&subview=grid
RRfu5
Helotiales
Beige cup with hairy outside.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu5&subview=grid
RRfu6
Helotiales
White jelly cup.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu6&subview=grid
RRfu7
Helotiaceae
Rare and tiny stalked yellow fringed cup usually on fallen twigs. Same as in Bruce Fuhrer's Field Guide but incorrectly attributed Cyathicula dicksonioae/Hispidula dicksoniae. Possibly Crocicreas sp.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu7&subview=grid
RRfu8
Helotiales
Small brown cup with fuzzy exterior on Eucalyptus wood.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu8&subview=grid
RRfu9
Helotiales
Small white cup with dark olive/black outside on wood.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu9&subview=grid
RRfu10
Mycenaceae
Pinkish mushroom on trunks of Dicksonia antarctica. Strong odour of bleach when crushed. Moderately common.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu10&subview=grid
yellowfurry
Hyaloscyphaceae
Tiny discs on wood (to around 2mm) with furry yellow outer surface and brown inner.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=yellowfurry&subview=grid
greenent
Gilled Mushroom
Green mushroom with cap around 2cm but otherwise looking similar to Cortinarius austrovenetus. Possibly Entoloma rodwayi.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=greenent&subview=grid
littlewhitestars
Volutella
Tiny white discs (to half a mm) on wood edged with bristles about as long as the disc diameter.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=littlewhitestars&subview=grid
RRfu11
Helotiales
Tiny beige discs with serated edges growing on dead Dicksonia antarctica rachis.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=RRfu11&subview=grid
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