Fungi

Unfortunately there is no recent fungi survey the park can rely on. The list of fungi displayed below was published in the ‘Latrobe Valley Naturalist’ in 1995 following an excursion of the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists in The Glen on 27 May 1995. The list was compiled by Dr Tom May who lead the excursion. Tom May is a senior mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

The list was checked against the ICAF, Interactive catalogue of Australian fungi, version 3.0. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra / Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. May, T.W., Milne, J., Wood, A.E., Shingles, S., Jones, R.H. & Neish, P. (2004).

Most fungi were found under Eucalypts.[N] means the fungus was found underneath Nothofagus, [and N], the fungus was found both under Eucalypts and Nothofagus.

If you can offer any help in identifying the fungi in the park or you have found something you would like to share, please contact one of the committee members of the friends group.

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AGARICS

Agaricus sp. (grey cap)
Agaricus sp. (pale cap with brown centre)
Anthracophyllum archeri
Armillaria novaezelandiae [N]
Clitocybe clitocyboides
Collybia eucalyptorum
Cortinarius sp. (small brown)
Crepidotus sp. (on tree butts)
Descolea recedens
Entoloma aromaticum (bubblegum odour) [N]
Entoloma sp. (on wood, dot in centre of cap)
Flammulina velutipes
Galerina patagonica [and N]
Gymnopilus eucalyptorum (on tree butts)
Gymnopilus sp. (larger)
Hypholoma fasciculare [and N]
Hypholoma sublateritium
Inocybe sp.
Laccaria sp.
Lactarius subdulcis Lactarius eucalypti
Marasmius sp. (horse hair stem, buff cap) [and N]
Marasmius sp. (horse hair stem, few gills)
Melanophyllum echinatum
Melanotus hepatochrous
Mycena austrororida
Mycena hispida (rhizomorphs only) [N]
Mycena subcapillaris (bleach odour) [N] Mycena albidocapillaris
Mycena viscidocruenta (tiny red mycena with glutinous stem)
Mycena sp. (with dotted stem)
Oudemansiella radicata Xerula australis
Paxillus curtisii Meiorganum curtisii
Psathyrella echinata
Russula sp. (white)
Russula sp. (purple)
Russula sp. (pale red)
Tubaria sp. (looking like Laccaria)

BOLETES

Fistulinella mollis

TRUFFLES AND FALSE TRUFFLES

Cystangium/Gymnomyces sp.
Hymenogaster sp.
Zelleromyces sp. (orange)

PUFFBALLS

Scleroderma sp.

JELLY FUNGI

Calocera sp. (long pink pileus)
Dacrymyces sp.
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (with spines) [and N]

CORAL FUNGI

Clavariadelphus junceus
Clavicorona pyxidata Artomyces piperatus
Myxomycidium pendulum
Physalacria sp. (tiny hollow head on a small stem)
Ramaria sp. (branched coral)

SPINE AND TEETH FUNGI

Hydnum repandum
Hydnum repandum (pinker form)
Steccherinum sp.

THELEPHORES

several species of paint fungi (white, yellow, grey)
Stereum sp.

POLYPORES

Amauroderma rude
Polyporus melanopus group
several bracket fungi

DISC FUNGI

Ascocoryne sarcoides (sexual and asexual forms) [N]
Chlorociboria sp. (blue) [N]
Lachnea
Plectania sp. (on wood)
white disc fungus
tiny yellow disc fungus [N]

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