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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Pleurotus novae-zelandiae. Pleurotus novae-zelandiae


Agaricus novae-zelandiae


Present in region - Indigenous

Article: Stevenson, G. (1964). The Agaricales of New Zealand: V. Kew Bulletin 19(1): 1-59.

Article: Massee, G.E. (1899) [1898]. The fungus flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 31: 282–349 Wellington:.
Description: Hygrophanous, subgelatinous, white, stem obsolete but , attached by a narrowed base which forms a little round disc, smooth in front, minutely scabrous behind, fan-shaped, reniform, 6-8 cm. broad, 3-4 cm. long; gills broad, distant, thin, interstices veiny.
Habitat: On dead wood.
Distribution: Northern Island, New Zealand.
Notes: There is no specimen of this species at present in the Berkeley Herbarium at Kew, hence the original diagnosis cannot be supplemented. Berkeley says the present species is somewhat allied to Pleurotus versiformis, from Ceylon.