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Yellow staining mushroom (Agaricus xanthodermus)

Yellow staining mushroom (Agaricus xanthodermus) The slender stem is white or yellowish, swollen and often hollow at the base, and usually with a membranous white or yellowish ring at the top. When attempting to identify this agaric, it is best to pick the whole fruiting body, stem intact, of mature, but not over-mature, [...]

Stinkhorn fungi

Stinkhorn fungi These fungi produce a dark brown to black slime containing spores on their surface, which has an intense smell of rotting meat or sewage. They are very common on wood or bark-chip mulch in gardens, and on deep litter on the rainforest floor. There are a number of differently [...]

Haymaker’s mushroom (Panaeolina foenisecii)

Haymaker’s mushroom (Panaeolina foenisecii) This small brown-capped fungus occurs in small groups, commonly in lawns. The cap is hemispherical, to convex, 2–4cm diameter, dry (not slimy) and light to dark brown. The gills are greyish becoming dark brown, and are attached to the stem. The stem is tough, cylindrical and light brown. Toxicity [...]

Green-spored parasol (Chlorophyllum molybdites)

Green-spored parasol (Chlorophyllum molybdites) Very common in lawns and garden beds, during wet periods of spring, summer and autumn, occurring in groups or fairy rings. The large caps, 10-30cm in diameter, are whitish to brown, broadly conical often with margins slightly upturned, and covered with concentric circles of pinkish-brown to chocolate-brown scales. The [...]

Earth balls (Scleroderma)

Earth balls (Scleroderma) Common in Queensland. Found growing in partnership with the roots of Allocasuarina and Eucalyptus, or related species. Roughly ball-shaped, often looking somewhat like a scaly or warty potato, 2–10+ cm in diameter, brownish and usually lacking a stem. The surface is thin to thick and a variation of light yellow, [...]

Last updated: 19 July 2017
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