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Greenskins

Cortinarius austroveneta

Description:

Smooth caps with colour varying from pale greenish yellow at the margin to dark blue-green in the centres. Caps are rounded to flat domes approximately 60mm wide. Stipe is scaly pale yellow. Same colour for the gills.

Habitat:

Under an open mixture of eucalyptus and pines with dense buffalo grass.

Notes:

Fairly common but often difficult to see if they are in green grass. Found in Tas, Vic, SA, NSW, WA

No species ID suggestions

19 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Named changed from Dermocybe to Cortinarius

What an irony! Never heard about a mushroom in color. Wonderful!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Great name too... quite a mouthful!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Arlanda, Leuba, Gerardo, Mayra, Sergio - thanks for the nice comments... we can have greens with our mushrooms now in a single ingredient.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Quite unusual, at least for me. Good one, Argy.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Lovely!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wonderful never seen a green cap one:)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

This is a real beauty -you are sooooo lucky argybee !-what a find and . These make me smile because they look so like my favourite green tree frog from Queensland -like the one in ShannaB's spotting below
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/909...

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Impressive!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for the comments and likes. These were a find that almost made me laugh - sort of like 'You guys have got to be joking!' @asterope1 I checked BlueSwami and he says inedible - you're right though it about being not too appealing... a bit like eating Kermit the Frog. Actually they remind me a bit of the green tree frogs up north - sort of floppy looking.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

amazing!!

Asterope
Asterope 6 years ago

An amazing and well spotted spotting ArgyBee - it is very interesting that they have green caps... a lot of the blue-staining boletes that we *occasionally* get up here can look green but that is due to trauma.

Are these edible at all? not that they look particularly appetising!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

My, this is my first time to see a green fungus. Thanks ArgyBee for sharing.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 6 years ago

very cool indeed great capture Argy

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 6 years ago

Green caps...so cool. The fungi world down under is really astonishing.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Well now we know they are not concealing their odor. I wonder if they have chlorophyll and if so, what would that mean taxonomically? Hmmm... This organism may have a hidden surprise for us to uncover.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I've thought long and hard about it martin and I can't think of any reason why a mushroom would want to hide. I've decided they don't even know they are green.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Yes these were a thrill to find martin. I've saw them in our books but didn't think I would find some. Actually the dog found them just sniffing around and wouldn't come when I called. I suppose I should start a PN account in her name... then again she would only want to put up 'sniffings' instead of spottings.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Very pretty. I've not seen anything like this.
Why do you suppose they are green (camouflage?) while no other fungi do?

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.88, Long: 145.35

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

Spotted for missions

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