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Cyptotrama (Genus) Golden-scruffy Collybia

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Physalacriaceae
Genus: Cyptotrama
Common name: Golden-scruffy Collybia

Cyptotrama genus is a circumglobal saprobic species fungus that grows on the decaying wood of deciduous, coniferous and hardwood trees. It is widely distributed in the warmer regions of the world. This species is characterised by the bright orange to yellow cap is convex to cushion-shaped. The cap in young specimens are covered with tufts of fibrils resembling small spikes.

Photographed on the Te Henui Walkway.(May).