Voucher number of the associated specimen housed in the New Zealand Fungal & Plant Disease Collection at Landcare Research.

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creek

Date

April 16, 2021 12:00 PM NZST

Description

Thought I would have uploaded this at the time, but apparently not. It's from the Rakiura Stewart Island fungal foray, and it goes with PDD 119763. The last two photos show the mummified grubs in the mushy rotten wood. They were unidentifiable pupae, leathery and tough with mycelium. This was identified at the time as Cordyceps but by now it might be put over in Ophiocordyceps, not sure. The mummies were relatively large, certainly bigger than the fruitbody. Once were huhu grubs? Not sure.

119763

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iandickie

Date

May 14, 2024 02:59 PM NZST

Description

Searching for the unknown sistotrema.

Added more microscopy on 19 May.

This fungus was abundant on pine needles and on the underside of a rock under Pinus radiata. It has a noticeable sporulation layer (thicker wooly-white) and areas of vegetative hyphae (less densely wooly).

Microscopy (in 10% KOH) reveals clamp connections (so Basidiomycete), highly ornamented hyphae, and quite simple spores. The basidia are hard to get good images of, but appear to be embedded in a layer with longer ornamented cystidia protruding (visible under both stereo and compound microscopy). There is some possibility that the spores are attached by a small "string-like" connector -- but I haven't yet gotten good images. No reaction to Melzer's.

The hyphae are reminiscent of Tylospora (a possible identity) but the two known species of Tylospora have very distinct spores. The other likely possibility is Tomentella, but again the spores do not match at all (I did see a singular spore that looked like Tomentella and darkened in Melzer's -- but it was clearly a contaminant).

We know there is a Hydnaceae species that is abundant in DNA under pines, but has not been collected (and is only known from a single collection in North America). This remains a likely identity for this specimen. The spores of Hydnum are quite similar to what I am observing here.

Working on sequencing and getting a culture....

PDD 124441

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iandickie

Date

May 13, 2024 11:55 AM NZST
PDD 123681

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synch_

Date

May 16, 2024 12:13 PM NZST

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synch_

Date

May 16, 2024 12:04 PM NZST

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 01:37 PM NZST

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 09:39 AM NZST

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Life (Life)

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 10:01 AM NZST

Description

Is this fungus?

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What

Waxcaps and Allies (Family Hygrophoraceae)

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 10:02 AM NZST

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

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amama

Date

May 16, 2024 02:08 PM NZST

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 01:27 PM NZST

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What

Higher Basidiomycetes (Subphylum Agaricomycotina)

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 09:47 AM NZST

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Higher Basidiomycetes (Subphylum Agaricomycotina)

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 10:20 AM NZST

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 10:23 AM NZST
Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

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amama

Date

May 17, 2024 10:40 AM NZST

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 11:20 AM NZST
null

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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 05:44 PM NZST
null

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What

Webcaps (Genus Cortinarius)

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 05:31 PM NZST
null

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Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 11:53 AM NZST
null

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What

Pinkgills (Genus Entoloma)

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kentaloma

Date

May 17, 2024 10:37 AM NZST
null

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kentaloma

Date

May 17, 2024 11:23 AM NZST
null

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kentaloma

Date

May 17, 2024 11:25 AM NZST
null

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Brittlegills (Genus Russula)

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 10:36 AM NZST
null

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Deceivers (Genus Laccaria)

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reneejohansen

Date

May 13, 2024 08:30 PM NZST
null

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reneejohansen

Date

May 17, 2024 11:44 AM NZST
null

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Clubs and Corals (Genus Clavulinopsis)

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synch_

Date

May 17, 2024 01:13 PM NZST

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What

Tawaka (Cyclocybe parasitica)

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synch_

Date

May 17, 2024 01:51 PM NZST

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synch_

Date

May 17, 2024 10:39 AM NZST

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synch_

Date

May 17, 2024 11:11 AM NZST

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What

Webcaps (Genus Cortinarius)

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synch_

Date

May 17, 2024 10:46 AM NZST
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