Cyptotrama aspratum

Amanita muscaria Amanita xanthocephala Cruentomycena viscidocruenta Cyptotrama aspratum Marasmius cylindraceocampanulatus Mycena austrororida Mycena epipterygia Mycena interrupta Mycena lazulina Mycena roseoflava
distribution map
Source: ALA

Buds and immature fungus, Gembrook, Apr 2009

Gembrook, Dec 2008

Colony, Gembrooke, Feb 2008
Common Name"Gold Tufts" or "golden-scruffy collybia"
Genus/SpeciesCyptotrama aspratum (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns (1980) (= Cyptotrama asprata)
Abundance &
Found along the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Tasmania. Not uncommon.
HabitatFound in wetter native forests.
SubstrateOccurs on well rotted wood.
DescriptionA distinctive fungus with a bright orange cap, paler stalk and white gills. The cap is "hairy" in appearance with its fibrillose scales, particularly when young (these collapse as the fruiting fungus decays). Fruiting bodies emerge as bright-orange specks and quickly take on the characteristics of mature specimens with the exception that the cap is more globular at first before flattening as it matures. Mature caps are generally 10-20mm in diameter. They can sometimes appear as individuals but more commonly forming scattered colonies on logs.

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