Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fungi at last

We've finally had enough rain for the fungi to start popping out. Always lots of orange ones (above).
But I've never seen these before! I did a quick search of the fungi identification websites (but as I have no idea about their scientific names and families, I didn't get far). However, I did find one illustration of a green fungi called Amanita austroviridis. Is this it? Anyone know?


Denis Wilson said...

Hi Sherryl
Not sure if my previous comment got published or not.
Look at my post for "Fungi of Nowra" two days ago.
I have a very similar green fungi to yours.
Two Nature Bloggers, Gaye and JL, both suggested Dermocybe austroveneta.
The shape looks right (mine had a definite raised centre of the cap). Lovely thing. Time is right too.
The Fungimap entry for the one you mentioned does not look convincing.
Hope that helps.

Sherryl said...

Thanks, Denis. The one I found is apparently rare, so I had my doubts!

Sherryl said...

I mean the reference to Amanita austroviridis said it was rare, not the fungi I found, which is more likely to be what you said.

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