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The following is a list of 53 species of fungi observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified. Note that many fungi do not have common names.

All species listed are native to the area.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton


Common name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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A mushroom Agaricus sp. Amanita xanthocephala [Vermilion grisette]
Vermilion grisette Amanita xanthocephala
A mushroom Amanita sp.
Red-staining stalked polypore Amauroderma rude
A bolete mushroom Boletus sp.
A puffball Bovista sp.
Purple-spored puffball Calvatia cyathiformis
A puffball Calvatia sp.
A mushroom Chlorophyllum/Macrolepiota sp.
  Clitocybe s. l.
  Collybia s. l.  
An Inkcap Coprinellus sp.  
  Cortinarius sp. Macrolepiota dolichaula [White parasol]
  Crinipellis australis
Ruby Bonnet Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Green skinhead Dermocybe austroveneta
A puffball Disciseda australis
An earthstar Geastrum sp.
Spectacular Rustgill Gymnopilus junonius
A Wasp Nest Polypore Hexagonia vesparia
A waxcap Hygrocybe sp.
A waxcap Hygrocybe sp. 'red'
Unnamed Inocybe sp.
White-spored mycrorhizal mushroom Laccaria sp. [2 different species]
A polypore fungus Laetiporus portentosus
Unidentified genus Lepiota s.l.
Slender Parasol Macrolepiota clelandii
White parasol Macrolepiota dolichaula
A mushroom Macrolepiota sp.
Morel Morchella elata group
A pin mould Mucorales sp. (order)
  Mycena sp. [2 different species]
A wood fungus Oedohysterium sinense
Rooting shank Oudemansiella 'radicata group'
An Inkcap Parasola sp.
A polypore fungus Perenniporia ochroleuca
  Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate)  
A puffball Pisolithus marmoratus  
A polypore fungus Polyporus arcularius Oudemansiella 'radicata group' [Rooting shank]
A small dung button or nail fungus Poronia erici/punctata
Scarlet bracket Pycnoporus coccineus
Scarlet bracket (other) Pycnoporus sp.
A Coral fungus Ramaria sp.
An 'inverted' fugus Resupinatus sp.
Earth balls Scleroderma sp.
Stalkball Tulostoma sp.
A fungal gall Uromycladium implexae
Unclassified/unidentified puffballs 1 species
Unclassified/unidentified Agaricus species 3 species


For more photos of fungi from the Pinnacle, see our fungi photo gallery

and the following link to the Canberra Nature Map


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