Held at the Westport Field Station from 7th to 13th of May 2006.
A detailed foray report by Petra White is also available as a PDF.
Funding from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System Program (TFBIS) allowed us to capture information on collections more systematically than had previously been attempted and the society is grateful to TFBIS for its support. More information on the TFBIS project may be found here.
During the foray we captured information on 682 collections representing 253 taxa. 335 collections were added to PDD. None had a Nationally Critical status although 57 records had a current Data Deficient status. However, 14 collections had only one previous collection, of which 4 new to NZ and 4 were the second collection after the original Type specimen (see below). In addition, the use of the FUNNZ tracking system allowed us to capture and collate 425 images of 165 taxa. Images of macrofungi in their fresh state are critical to identification because gross morphology is lost on drying. Many of the taxa had no previous captured image.
The complete species list, prepared using the protocols and databases funded by TFBIS, is now available. Only a subset of the information is currently publicly available (collector & determiner details are witheld). The list provides linkages to captured images and corresponding PDD collections.
There was also a press release about the foray.
scale = 2cm. Differs from D. capitatus in having no clamps and thick walled spores. (= D. punctiformis auct. UK)
Scale = 5mm. Calyptrate spores and cheilocystidia.
An unlikely looking Lepiota
Scale = 5mm. With yellow/orange basal disk.
Collected by Pam & David Catcheside. This was originally described from Japan (from hotel grounds during an International Mycological Congress). A lookalike is Campanella vinosolivida but that has cylindrical spores, rather than the globose spores of a Resupinatus.
As featured on TV One news - along with David Orlovich
This, as yet unnamed, taxon has recently been discovered in at least 4 sites across the country on empty Powelliphanta shells. It isn't known if the fungus is detrimental to the snail.
Ken and Val Allen
Toni and Pamela Atkinson
Pam and David Catcheside
Don and Gwen Horne
Egon and Almut Horak
Pauline and Ross Muir
Michael and Shelley Pilkington
Jenny and David Shorten
Bill and Diana Wilson