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Agaricus affixus


Present in region - Origin uncertain

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: Densely gregarious; minute, cup-shaped, reflexed and attached by the side, coarsely striate, membranaceous, whitish, 3 mm. broad; gills adnate; thick, ascending, arcuate, rather distant; spores elliptical, 5 X 3 µ; stem very short, smooth, recurved.
Habitat: On bark of standing trees, &c.
Distribution: New Zealand. Tasmania.
Notes: Densely gregarious; covering the bark in broad patches. Readily distinguished by its habit, form, and small size.

Article: Horak, E. (1971). A contribution towards the revision of the Agaricales (Fungi) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 9(3): 403-462 (http://www.rsnz.org/publish/abstracts.php).
Notes: The N.Z. material (COLENSO 395) is poorly preserved in every respect and it was impossible to find spores. The type collection was described from Tasmania (growing on Eucalyptus amygdalina) and represents a species of Pleurotus (Pegler 1965:323).