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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Rhizopogon parksii. Rhizopogon parksii


Present in region - Exotic

Article: Gadgil, P.D. (in association with Dick, M.A.; Hood, I.A.; Pennycook, S.R.) (2005). Fungi on trees and shrubs in New Zealand. Fungi of New Zealand. Ngā Harore o Aotearoa 4: xi + 437 p. Hong Kong: Fungal Diversity Press.
Description: Type: Mycorrhizal Fungi; Description: Basidiomata hypogeous to subepigeous, globose to oblong, dull brown, bluish when bruised, 10–30 mm in diameter; peridium composed of two layers, cinnamon brown to reddish brown in section. Gleba firm, brown; tramal plates enclosing empty locules. Basidiospores elliptical, 0-septate, 5–7 × 2–3 μm, smooth, hyaline.
Distribution: Distribution: Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Nelson, Buller, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago Lakes, Dunedin, Southland.; 1st Record: Chu-Chou & Grace (1983a).
Notes: Notes: The description given below has been adapted from that of Smith & Zeller (1966) on which identification of the New Zealand specimens was based.