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Sand mushroom


Viscid, mildly conical, mustard yellow cap, gills free, spore possibly brown (see pic 2). About 16mm across
About 30mm tall.


Seemingly growing from almost pure sand on a beach just inside a river mouth. The area would have been occasionally brine with tides.


Yet to determine genus or species...

No species ID suggestions


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

Thanks for the input Machi. This has been a real mystery with none of the local hotshots game to even go to genus. I guess the tan spore might suggest corts but so much else seems another direction... especially habitat. ;-)

Machi 2 months ago

Cortinarius? Maybe Cortinarius austrovenetus

triggsturner a year ago

Never seen one before. Great spotting. Interesting colour for a mushroom.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Hema.. It's certainly a new one for me.

Hema a year ago

great find .....

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 148.54

Spotted on May 19, 2017
Submitted on Jun 14, 2017

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