Oudemansiella australis (Porcelain Slimecap)
Species: O. australis
Binominal name: Oudemansiella australis
Synonyms: Oudemansiella apalosarca, Agaricus apalosarcus,
Oudemansiella sp. 'Waipoua.
Common name: Porcelain Slimecap
Oudemansiella australis.is a small New Zealand, indigenous, non-endemic fungi that is also found in the Cook Islands, Sri Linka, China and in Australia and PNG.
Oudemansiella australis is found on both fallen wood and also in the canopy of trees.
Description below from Stevenson, G. 1964: The Agaricales of New Zealand: V. Kew Bulletin 19(1): 1-59.Pileus 3-5.5 cm diam., white becoming dingy fawn, convex splitting at margins, cuticle splitting irregularly and revealing firm white flesh. Gills adnate, powdery white, moderately distant, long and short intercalated, very deep with ribs at base. Stipe 2.5 x 0.6-1 cm, excentric, white above, fawn at swollen base; flesh solid, white, silky. Spores 24 x 21 µm, non-amyloid, moderately thick-walled.
Growing on tree at Orati Wilton Reserve, Wellington.
Oudemansiella apalosarca growing on a live Dysoxylum spectabile in the Te Henui Valley, New Plymouth.