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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

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thomas1166

Date

June 30, 2020 04:26 PM NZST

Description

Please help to identify this mushroom

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reiner

Date

May 23, 2020 11:30 AM AEST

Description

early Physarum luteolum?

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What

Shaggy Cap (Boletellus emodensis)

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booyong

Date

April 22, 2020 03:42 PM AEST

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Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)

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julievause_nz

Date

May 20, 2020 03:03 PM NZST

Description

Single specimen growing in dense NZ native forest. Wow.

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crystalann_b

Date

May 9, 2020 10:48 AM NZST

Description

No idea!?

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What

Pixie's Parasol (Mycena interrupta)

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mil-s

Date

May 19, 2020 01:23 PM NZST

Description

Mount Thomas bush walk.

The purple glow is UV lighting.

Totally open to removing this record if suggested too. Not sure if it belongs here.

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fun-gal-nz

Date

May 19, 2020 11:28 AM NZST

Description

There were two of these on a dead log. Had a narrow attachment, pores beneath

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What

White Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon cibarium)

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mil-s

Date

March 24, 2018 11:33 AM +13

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Date

January 21, 2020 07:14 PM NZDT

Description

I love photographing graphids even though I can't ID them!

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stevereekie1

Date

June 4, 2015 04:52 PM NZST

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stevereekie1

Date

May 11, 2010 04:53 PM NZST

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stevereekie1

Date

May 22, 2016 11:53 AM NZST

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What

Tailed Forest Spider (Arachnura feredayi)

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stevereekie1

Date

February 12, 2016 01:55 PM NZDT

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dougalt

Date

March 23, 2019 02:11 PM NZDT

Description

Cap about 30 mm across.

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

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clinton

Date

March 2019

Place

Missing Location

Description

3.6 m DW female, 74 m depth, SST 22.6 Celsius

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

underwater images courtesy of Irene Middleton

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pjd1

Date

March 20, 2019 09:45 AM NZDT

Description

Noted on fallen semi-decorticated branch lying on floor of waiwaka (Syzygium maire) / pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae) swamp forest. Fruiting body upper surface dark brown with dark flecking, coriaceous and pliant, underside white, stipe brown, firmly flexible.

Polyporus dictyopus?

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katemccombs

Date

March 18, 2019 10:36 AM NZDT

Description

On a rotting stump.

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What

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

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grahame

Date

March 22, 2019

Description

The best place to see the Cape Barron now is from the track on the western side of the wetland by the houses.
Look across in to the paddocks from there.

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What

White Punk (Laetiporus portentosus)

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kiwihobbit

Date

January 6, 2019 12:27 PM NZDT

Description

This large bracket fungus was seen on a fallen tree trunk in mixed beech/podocarp forest.
Unfortunately I'm not able to confirm whether the tree species or whether it was alive or dead, however the best matching description seems to be Laetiporus, however I'd like confirmation or correction from mycologists.

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What

Golden-scruffy Collybia (Cyptotrama asprata)

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petragloyn

Date

March 20, 2019 02:35 PM NZDT

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petragloyn

Date

March 21, 2019 03:10 PM NZDT

Description

Substrate Prunus sp. Pores 3 per mm.

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mpnavest

Date

April 27, 2016 11:09 AM NZST

Description

Weta infected by fungi

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mpnavest

Date

March 27, 2017 10:46 AM NZDT

Description

spider infected by fungi

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What

Fairy Lantern (Thismia rodwayi)

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sarahlloyd

Date

November 5, 2004

Description

Small red saprotrophic plant found in wet eucalypt forest dominated by Eucalyptus obliqua, Acacia melanoxylon, Pomaderris apetala, Comprosma quadrifida, Olearia argophylla and Dicksonia antarctica.

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sarahlloyd

Date

September 3, 2015

Description

Gregarious and scattered stalked sporangia, 1.5-1.8 mm tall. Sporotheca globose to sub-globose, umbilicate at the base where the stalk attaches, 1.1-1.6 mm diameter. Stalk cylindrical, 0.3 mm long x 0.3 mm wide. Peridium membranous, iridescent with pink, green and golden reflections; dehiscence irregular. Capillitium long, white when fresh becoming beige.
Collected from very severely decayed (soil-like) eucalypt stump.

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mil-s

Date

February 1, 2019 03:58 PM NZDT

Description

Riccarton Bush

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

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steve_kerr

Date

December 6, 2013

Description

Terana caerulea - Cobalt Crust ?

Observed on two adjacent Astelias, approx. 2 metres apart.
Notice third photo, encrustation appears "crumb-like" as if it fell onto the leaf from a tree above.

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earnst

Date

March 18, 2018 12:25 PM NZDT

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What

Chocolate Tube Slimes (Genus Stemonitis)

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petragloyn

Date

March 13, 2019 02:45 PM NZDT

Description

Substrate Beilschmeidia tawa.

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la-c

Date

May 29, 2017 09:56 AM HST

Description

Green jelly like cups

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cooperj

Date

March 24, 2012

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What

Coppery Pax (Paxillus cuprinus)

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cooperj

Date

February 5, 2014

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What

Coppery Pax (Paxillus cuprinus)

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johnsteel

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Growing on woodchips under Veronica cultivars. Adjacent to Betula pendula; reaction to ammonia reddish orange, not green; cap dry, not slimy; colours, a dull reddish-brown; spore print pale yellowish, not greenish; spores ovoid.

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dave_holland

Date

February 27, 2019 01:14 PM NZDT

Description

first 100m of mcleans falls track. lichen heaven!

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Date

January 11, 2019 10:29 AM NZDT

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fun-gal-nz

Date

February 10, 2019 10:34 AM NZDT

Description

Native bush, growing on a dead log

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sarahlloyd

Date

December 28, 2018

Description

Crowded stalked sporangia 1.5 mm total height. Peridial net of strong ribs from the base to the apex of the sporothecae.
On severely decayed Banskia marginata.

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What

Bluefoot Bolete (Xerocomellus cisalpinus)

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cooperj

Date

March 17, 2013

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cooperj

Date

July 31, 2004

Description

on dead stems of Toetoe

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fun-gal-nz

Date

March 6, 2019 12:26 PM NZDT

Description

Native bush area. Growing out of something (?insect/larva)buried in the leaf mold/dirt.

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What

Bullseye Lichens (Genus Placopsis)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

January 15, 2014 09:51 AM NZDT

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matthew108

Date

March 4, 2019 09:19 AM +13

Description

Growing on declining Banksia sp. tree

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brettpayne

Date

March 3, 2019 11:13 AM +13

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cooperj

Date

December 27, 2018

Description

spores 5-7 angled, gill edge dark blue, cap umbilicate. CC clavate 30 x 14, spores 10 x 6um.

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What

Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum)

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dave_holland

Date

March 1, 2019 04:25 PM NZDT

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What

Yellow Fairy Cups (Calycina citrina)

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dave_holland

Date

March 1, 2019 03:41 PM NZDT

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What

Puapua-a-Autahi (Aseroe rubra)

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dave_holland

Date

March 1, 2019 03:25 PM NZDT

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What

Red Algae (Phylum Rhodophyta)

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kimberleycollins

Date

February 12, 2019 09:00 AM +13

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What

Drummond's Ringless Amanita (Amanita drummondii)

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cooperj

Date

March 21, 2009

Description

Material sequenced. This isn't quite A. drummondii, described from Western Australia, but close. It is not A. pekeoides, even though it looks like it. The only way to differentiate the species is to look at the cheilocystidia microscopically. In this species they are distinct (second image) and in A. pekeoides they are absent, with just a band of sterile hyphae on the gill edge.
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/5058072

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What

Southern Bracket (Ganoderma australe)

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cooperj

Date

February 28, 2018

Description

Confirmed by sequence

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Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

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shirleykerr

Date

January 22, 2019 01:43 PM NZDT

Description

On a log in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forest. Undersurface was white.

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What

Wandering Sea Anemone (Phlyctenactis tuberculosa)

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john_barkla

Date

February 16, 2019 08:25 AM NZDT

Description

Rare in tidal rock pool

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Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

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grey

Date

February 15, 2019 02:16 PM NZDT

Description

Found under a small log in a paddock. Rather small, body less than 5 mm.

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:59 PM NZDT

Description

Wow! I had always photographed these as washups but this one was out in the G3 swimming along. Chasing it for photos I got a few while it was under the water, and this shows details that are not seen when washed up.

Then it surfaced - those are the last photos which are not good but show how it changes its shape. Then it decided to turn and come towards me. The only skin I had exposed is between my hood and mask, but not wanting to get a sting on the face I made a strategic withdrawal, and live to tell this story :)

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pjd1

Date

April 7, 2018 11:42 AM NZST

Description

Is this the unnamed Russula known as R. "macnabbiana"?

Very common under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) and pines (Pinus pinaster).

P.J. de Lange 14162 & T.J.P. de Lange, PDD

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What

Sac Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)

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grey

Date

February 7, 2019 10:40 AM NZDT

Description

Growing beneath a small log lying in a creek bed. Up to 9 mm across.

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jseskelton

Date

January 29, 2019 12:13 PM NZDT

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What

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus)

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clinton

Date

July 2007

Place

Tuvalu (Google, OSM)

Description

Taken at 200 m depth on line by fisher targetting oil fish (Ruvettus pretiosus), gutted carcass landed for meat and fins.

Images courtesy of Viliamu Iese and NZ Aid.

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Smooth Hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena)

Observer

clinton

Date

December 2018

Description

Small juvenile about 55-60 cm TL observed from the Devonport Ferry Terminal. Associated with kahawai, white-fronted terns and red-billed gulls that were actively feeding on small bait fish (?juv. Aldrichetta forsteri).

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Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

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clinton

Date

January 2019

Description

2.5 m juvenile male white shark tagged and released as part of a collaborative project between Conservation International, the New Zealand Department of Conservation and the Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust.

The tag is a Wildlife Computers SPLASH10-321A. Oceanmax donated the tag's Propspeed coating.

The first and last three images are courtesy of Scott Tindale.

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New Zealand Eagle Ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus)

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clinton

Date

January 13, 2019 11:03 AM NZDT

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Gulf Wobbegong (Orectolobus halei)

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tonydiver

Date

January 27, 2019 09:24 AM AEDT

Description

Seems to have a leech under lip

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Steelblue Ladybird (Halmus chalybeus)

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grey

Date

January 28, 2019 12:38 PM NZDT

Description

Small insect larva (?), 4 mm in length, found on my clothing after being in native forest.

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mil-s

Date

January 26, 2019 10:12 PM NZDT

Description

Yellow, powdery. Not sure what the plant is so included photos of plants.

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grey

Date

January 19, 2019 01:47 PM NZDT

Description

Found under a small log in native podocarp forest.

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grey

Date

January 8, 2019 03:37 PM NZDT

Description

Found under a piece of wood coated with fungi in native bush.

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caity13

Date

March 23, 2018 04:37 PM PDT

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What

Waratah Anemone (Actinia tenebrosa)

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adonis_wei

Date

December 29, 2015 11:57 AM +13

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Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

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jon_sullivan

Date

December 28, 2018 03:49 PM PST

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What

Typical Cormorants and Shags (Genus Phalacrocorax)

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jon_sullivan

Date

December 28, 2018 04:18 PM PST

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Blue Cheese Polypore (Cyanosporus caesius)

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grey

Date

January 4, 2019 12:02 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on a small branch on the ground in beech forest. Spongy texture, 4-5 pores per mm.

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cooperj

Date

February 19, 2006

Description

on soil and small bits of wood. Stem tissue dextrinoid, with capitate caulocystidia, spores inamyloid, comma-shaped 8x 4um, cap with gloeocystidia to 25um long. G. gracilis is based on single specimen on Nothofagus wood. This collections seems to have more gills and a slightly umbilicate cap and on soil with wood, but is consistent with this taxon - until somebody shows otherwise.

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Little Shag (Microcarbo melanoleucos ssp. brevirostris)

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grahame

Date

November 30, 2013

Description

Lots of Shags and courting mating behavior at the Horseshoe Lake colony today.
Also some youngsters.

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Little Shag (Microcarbo melanoleucos ssp. brevirostris)

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joepb

Date

October 25, 2015 03:19 PM NZDT

Description

At least 20 nests being sat on.

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Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica)

Observer

fredderks

Date

November 2018

Place

Missing Location

Description

Black bill-tip tells me Westland Petrel

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New Zealand Pied Shag (Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius)

Observer

mil-s

Date

December 31, 2018 12:05 PM +13

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Blue Garden Flatworm (Caenoplana coerulea)

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mil-s

Date

August 2, 2018 09:26 AM NZST

Description

Striking Shiny black. Longitudinal stripe on surface. 5-6cm.
Inside a wet log with lots to feed on.

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What

Alexander Beetle (Megadromus antarcticus)

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mil-s

Date

August 3, 2018 09:45 AM NZST

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Carnival Candy Slime Mold (Arcyria denudata)

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mil-s

Date

August 1, 2018 12:11 PM NZST

Description

Pink, found at the bottom of a pile of various logs in the Richmond community garden in the natives area. Arcyria?

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What

Wrinkled Club Fungus (Clavulina rugosa)

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fun-gal-nz

Date

June 23, 2018 10:12 AM NZST

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By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella)

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shona_t

Date

January 22, 2017 12:00 PM NZDT

Description

Velella 25mm
Rare here. Quite a few bluebottles, one or two by the wind sailors.

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mil-s

Date

May 14, 2018 03:33 PM NZST

Description

Growing on wood stump, 3cm diameter cap, dark purplish brown, gills were yellow, stem reddened when picked.

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What

Strawberry Dogwood (Cornus capitata)

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mil-s

Date

April 13, 2018 10:32 AM NZST