This is a copy of a presentation I gave at the 2013 Matawai Foray Colloquium. It includes snippets of results from analsysing sequence data generated from FUNNZ collections over the last few years. It includes notes on some introduced and native groups of Boletes and Agarics.
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A list of fungi from my garden - and why I have a list.
Jerry Cooper, January 4th, 2013
Agrocybe parasitica and related species
Jerry Cooper, December 15th, 2012
Jerry Cooper, 17th November 2012
Rhizopogon is a genus of trffles ectomycorrhizal with Pinus and often common in plantations. Current data indicate New Zealand has six species.
Jerry Cooper, September 2012
The familiar scarlet pouch fungus can be quite variable in appearance and that has caught out more than one mycologist, including me. Here I describe that variability, and I also predict this fungus will eventually spread around the world on wood chips.
Jerry Cooper, August 2012
How many species of fungi are described per year globally and in New Zealand? How many fungi are there left to be named? How have these figures been changing over time? I'm involved in managing a number of databases with the relevan facts and figures.
Macrocystidia reducta is a distinctive secotioid fungus which appears to be localised to the Banks Peninsula. It is the only secotioid member of a genus which is phylogentically isolated and with just 6 described species. Have you seen this fungus?
Passive surveillance by the general public forms an important part of our biosecurity system. We all have a legal duty to report 'organisms not normally seen'. As mycologists (professionals and otherwise) we see a lot of stuff not normally seen. Here's a contribution to the surveillance effort, and some comments on the current system.
Jerry Cooper, July 2012
Some notes on the bracket fungi Postia caesia, Aurantiporus pulcherrimus and Antrodiella zonata and the opinionated C.G. Lloyd (1859-1926)
Jerry Cooper, July 2012.
In the mycological world Hagley Park is famous for its population of Boletus edulis ...