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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Oudemansiella australis. Oudemansiella australis

Biostatus

Present in region - Indigenous. Endemic

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Owner: Barbara Segedin

Caption: Watercolour
Owner: G.M. Taylor

Caption: Watercolour
Owner: G.M. Taylor

Caption: On Moreton Bay Fig (large, living tree), Anaura Bay, Gisborne, May 2008
Owner: Jamie Quirk (DOC)

Caption: On Moreton Bay Fig (large, living tree), Anaura Bay, Gisborne, May 2008
Owner: Jamie Quirk (DOC)
 

Article: Stevenson, G. (1964). The Agaricales of New Zealand: V. Kew Bulletin 19(1): 1-59.
Description: Pileus 3-5.5 cm diam., white becoming dingy fawn, convex splitting at margins, cuticle splitting irregularly and revealing firm white flesh. Gills adnate, powdery white, moderately distant, long and short intercalated, very deep with ribs at base. Stipe 2.5 x 0.6-1 cm, excentric, white above, fawn at swollen base; flesh solid, white, silky. Spores 24 x 21 ┬Ám, non-amyloid, moderately thick-walled (Fig. 13); print white.
Habitat: On fallen rotting log in open near forest, Wainui Valley, Wellington, 25.3.1961, G. M. Taylor (type).