Held at the Waiora Scout Camp from 11th to 17th May 2008. A mycological colloquium was held at the St Margaret's College, University of Otago. The program is available here.
Foray Report (Petra)
The report by Petra White can be found here: Report on the 22nd NZ Fungal Foray (Dunedin, 2008)
Foray Report (Jerry)
By Jerry Cooper 10th February 2009 A complete species list can be downloaded here.
- 769 records were added to the FUNNZ database (c.f 708 on the 2007 FUNNZ foray)
- The FUNNZ foray records database now contains 5,847 observation/collection records
- The 769 records represent 368 taxa (c.f. 387 taxa on the 2007 FUNNZ foray)
- 516 collections were added to the PDD national collection (c.f. 588 collections on the 2007 FUNNZ foray)
- 412 photographs were recorded
Sites with most collections:
- Waipori 255 (multiple sites)
- Woodside Glen 90
- Orokonui 75
Assessment using DOC criteria for conservation status:
- 2 records of Russula inquinata which is currently listed as ‘Nationally Critical’, but probably needs reassessment.
- 65 records of 47 taxa listed as ‘Data deficient’
Agaricus lanatoniger Astrosporina viscata Clavogaster novozelandicus Clavulina brunneocinerea Clavulina cristata var. zealandica Clavulina urnigerobasidiata Cortinarius carbonellus Cortinarius caryotis Cortinarius collybianus Cortinarius cremeolinus Cortinarius cucumeris Cortinarius exlugubris Cortinarius gemmeus Cortinarius indotatus Cortinarius lubricanescens Cortinarius minoscaurus Cortinarius papaver Cortinarius persplendidus Cortinarius veronicae Cortinarius vitreopileatus Crepidotus nanicus Crepidotus novae-zealandiae Dendrothele pulvinata Dermocybe vinicolor Entoloma sulphureum Entoloma uliginicola Gliophorus pallidus Hohenbuehelia luteohinnulea Humidicutis conspicua Humidicutis luteovirens Humidicutis rosella Hygrocybe blanda Hygrocybe julietae Hyphoderma puberum Marasmius gelatinosipes Melanotus citrisporus Multiclavula mucida Mycena morris-jonesii Peziza ammophila Peziza badia Pholiota multicingulata Pleurocollybia cremea Pleuroflammula praestans Ramariopsis crocea Rhodocybe dingleyae Russula multicystidiata Scopuloides hydnoides
Taxa not previously recorded in New Zealand:
Bisporella itrina (PDD95067) Clitopilus argentinus (PDD87508, PDD87516) Entoloma rusticoides (PDD87506) Mycena austrofilopes (PDD87620) Pluteus nanus (PDD87501, PDD87502) Typhula erythropus (no supporting herbarium material) Volvariella taylori (PDD87503)
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Jerry’s Notes on Collections:
More details and images of these collections, and all other foray collection deposited in PDD can be found on the nzfungi website.
Clitopilus argentinus Egon Horak in ‘Agaricales of New Zealand Volume 1’ describes two collections of Clitopilus close to C. hobsonii. The two foray collections of a Clitopilus are identical to each other and have spores close to PDD88168 but context and size closer to PDD88169. However, the foray collections match exactly C. argentinus known from Argentina and North America. It is characterised by distinctive hyaline crystals encrusting the cap hyphae that are not present in C. hobsonii. C. argentinus is separated from another similar species, C. incrustans, by a lack of brown plate-like pigments. Scale=1mm bars Entoloma rusticoides, Pluteus nanus, Volvariella taylori These are European species that were collected in sand dune habitats during the foray. Sand dunes in New Zealand are poorly studied for fungi. These collections were all associated with Marram grass fore-dunes. Marram was introduced into New Zealand in the 19th century from Australia, where it was originally introduced from Europe. It was used to stabilize dune systems, with the unfortunate consequence of significantly decreasing areas of natural biodiverse dune ecosystems, and excluding native species such as Pingao. The foray sand-dune collections included a Hohenbuehelia initially thought to be the European ‘Red Data’ species Hohenbuehelia culmicola. However that species has a distinct stipe and dark colouration not possessed by the Otago collection. The collection does however match a collection of ‘Hohenbuehelia culmicola’ seen by the author 22 years ago in Yorkshire (FRDBI 774018). Interestingly Entoloma rusticoides also occurs on a number of European Red Data lists). It would be interesting to know by what route these fungi arrived in Otago! Entoloma rusticoides Pluteus nanus Volvariella taylori Hohenbuehelia sp. Mycena austrofilopes This distinctive taxon has been collected a number of times in New Zealand but only recently recognised. It can be mistaken for Mycena cystidiosa, especially in New Zealand where M. cystidiosa does not seem to be frequently accompanied by sterile stipes. M. cystidiosa does of course have characteristic metuloid cystidia (itself not to be confused with Hydropus funebris which looks like a Mycena and also has metuloid cystidia). Melanotus citrisporus This species was only known from the Type collection on dead Astelia leaves from North Island. It was found twice on the foray from different locations and also on dead leaves of Astelia. It has very distinctive spores. Scale=1mm bars Spores (scale=10um bars)
Toni Atkinson Peter Austwick Candice Barclay Ross Beever Ann Bell Dan Mahoney Stan Bellgard Helen Bichan Robin Booth Verna Brevig Margaret Bryant Peter Buchanan Sue Bunning Pam & David Catcheside Jerry Cooper Wanda Daley Ian Dickie Sarah Dodd Suzy Draffin Rebekah Fuller Monika Fry Tegan Garland Genevieve Gates Karyn Hoksbergen Anna Hopkins Peter Johnston Rod Hitchmough Mary Hunt Kohmei Kadowaki Shirley Kerr Patrick Leonard David Lyttle Aidan O'Donnell Barbara Paulus David Orlovich Shaun Pennycook Biddy Pollard Michael Pilkington David Ratkowsky Katherine Redshaw Innes Ritchie Nick Singers Karl Soop Steve Stephenson Lawre Taylor Petra White Katrin Walbert Paula Wilkie