Brown coloured gilled fungi gallery

Also try looking under white, yellow or orange coloured fungi as colour changes can happen due to age and environmental factors. To search for a fungus by name, use ctrl-F and type in the species name to 'find' the species name you are looking for. ***Click on the 'SHOW MORE' link at the bottom of the page to display more species.***

Xeromphalina leonina
Xeromphalina leonina

Found on wood, caps to around 6mm across, gills that run down the stipe, in large groups. Photo by Elaine McDonald

Xeromphalina leonina
Xeromphalina leonina

Found on wood, caps to around 6mm across, gills that run down the stipe. In large groups. Photo by Elaine McDonald

Mycena aff. mamaku
Mycena aff. mamaku

Caps 3-5mm across, with moss, on decaying wood. The gills are decurrent, meaning they run down the stipe. Photo by Elaine McDonald.

Kuehneromyces brunneoalbescens
Kuehneromyces brunneoalbescens

Caps 0.5-1.0cm across. Found on well decayed wood, small, greasy brown caps. Photo by Elaine McDonald.

Lepiota sp.
Lepiota sp.

Lepiota are found inhabiting soil. They have a white spore print. Photo by Elaine McDonald.

Hygrocybe taekeri
Hygrocybe taekeri

Soil dwelling species with grey-green cap, bright orange gills. Photo by Chris Wilson.

Galerina hypnorum
Galerina hypnorum

Associated with wood and moss, small brown cap that is less than 1cm across. The cap has striations. Pale brown stipe to 5cm long (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Mycena nargan
Mycena nargan

This wood inhabiting species has a dark brown cap to around 1.5cm across that has white speckles on it in youth, but that disappear with age. The gills and stipe are brown. Photo by Pat Harrisson.

Tapinella panuoides
Tapinella panuoides

This wood inhabiting fungus has a dry yellow-brown cap with white furry surface which may disapear with age and cap which is slightly inrolled at the margin. The yellowish brown gills turn green when bruised (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Tapinella panuoides
Tapinella panuoides

This wood inhabiting fungus has a dry yellow-brown cap with white furry surface which may disapear with age and cap which is slightly inrolled at the margin. The yellowish brown gills turn green when bruised (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Paxillus involutus
Paxillus involutus

Soil dwelling species with brown cap that inrolls at the margin and gills which stain reddish brown when bruised. This species is found under introduced trees such as Silver Birch, oaks and pines. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Lactarius clarkeae
Lactarius clarkeae

This soil dwelling species has a robust yellow-orange cap, white to cream gills and white stipe. When the gills are cut it 'bleeds' white latex like substance (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Helen Robertson.

Lactarius clarkeae
Lactarius clarkeae

This soil dwelling species has a robust yellow-orange cap, white to cream gills and white stipe. When the gills are cut it 'bleeds' white latex like substance (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Helen Robertson.

Entoloma gelatinosum
Entoloma gelatinosum

Soil dwelling species with grey-brown glutinous cap with violet hues to around 6cm across. The gills are grey-violet and the blue-grey stipe has a yellow base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Entoloma chrysopus
Entoloma chrysopus

Pinkish brown caps to 2-3.5cm across, with striations and a small central umbo. Brownish gills with a red hue. Smells of bublegum (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

Entoloma brevispermum
Entoloma brevispermum

Soil dwelling species with light brown caps that can be up to 5cm across. Pale pink gills that become darker at maturity (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Cortinarius clelandii
Cortinarius clelandii

Soil dwelling species with brown cap that is more black towards the centre. The gills are yellowish and with a yellow stipe with brown zig zag pattens along it. Yellow mycelium (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Cortinarius austrocyanites
Cortinarius austrocyanites

Soil dwelling species with dry dirty brown cap matted with black-brown fibrils. Gills are blue, stipe white and bulbous (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Psilocybe hepatochrous
Psilocybe hepatochrous

Brown fan-shaped fungus that grows to around 1-2 cm across on wood. Brown gills and very short stipe that has a white fluffy base. Brown spore print (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Psilocybe hepatochrous
Psilocybe hepatochrous

Brown fan-shaped fungus that grows to around 1-2 cm across on wood. Brown gills and very short stipe that has a white fluffy base. Brown spore print (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tricholomopsis rutilans
Tricholomopsis rutilans

Wood inhabiting fungus with white spore print. Caps to around 8cm across, are covered in dark red/purple scales over a yellow background. The gills are yellow, stipe is yellow covered with reddish scales similar to the cap (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tricholomopsis rutilans
Tricholomopsis rutilans

Wood inhabiting fungus with white spore print. Caps to around 8cm across, are covered in dark red/purple scales over a yellow background. The gills are yellow, stipe is yellow covered with reddish scales similar to the cap (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tubaria species
Tubaria species

Species ID not confirmed by photographer, usually found on woodchips, medium brown spore print (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Pluteus aff. atromarginatus
Pluteus aff. atromarginatus

Spores of this wood-inhabiting species. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Pluteus aff. atromarginatus
Pluteus aff. atromarginatus

This wood inhabiting species has a Dark brown velvety cap to around 4cm across with white or pale pink gills with dark brown edge. Slender stipe that is often covered by white mycelium at the base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Pluteus aff. atromarginatus
Pluteus aff. atromarginatus

This wood inhabiting species has a Dark brown velvety cap to around 4cm across with white or pale pink gills with dark brown edge. Slender stipe that is often covered by white mycelium at the base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Hygrocybe astatogala
Hygrocybe astatogala

Soil dwelling species with long stipe and cap that is highly variable in colour. ranges in colour between dark, dirty red, orange, yellow sometimes even greenish or combination of colours! Cap has a covering of dark fibrils that may make it appear even black ( Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Andrei Nikulinsky.

Clitocybe brunneoceracea
Clitocybe brunneoceracea

Soil dwelling, Smooth, brown cap with central depression, may expand to become funnel-shaped. Pale brown crowded gills and short stipe. Strong odour of phosphorus (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Pat Harrisson.

Inocybe species
Inocybe species

Inocybe means 'fibre head', genus is ectomycorrhizal with medium brown spore prints. Inocybe species difficult to identify in the field (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Inocybe viridipes
Inocybe viridipes

This soil dwelling species has greenish blue tinges to the scurfy brown cap and at base of stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Inocybe sindonia
Inocybe sindonia

A whiteish cap with umbo and buff brown scales in centre, pale brown gills. Grows in association with introduced trees usually in autumn (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Inocybe fibrillosibrunnea
Inocybe fibrillosibrunnea

Shaggy brown cap to 1.5cm, growing in groups amongst leaf litter. Yellowish gills, stipe slender pale reddish brown (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

Hygrocybe irrigata
Hygrocybe irrigata

Soil dwelling species, grey-brown glutinous caps to 2.5cm across, whitish thick decurrent gills (Gates& Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Gymnopius pink furry
Gymnopius pink furry

Found on living eucalyptus and decaying wood,cap is pink-brown covered with white furry layer that disappears with age. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gymnopius 'pink furry'
Gymnopius 'pink furry'

Found on living eucalyptus and decaying wood,cap is pink-brown covered with white furry layer that disappears with age. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gymnopilus junonius
Gymnopilus junonius

Growing in large groups on dead wood, this common, large golden brown species has a stipe with an annulus (ring) and has brown spores. Useful for dying cloth. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Gymnopilus junonius
Gymnopilus junonius

Growing in large groups on dead wood, this common, large golden brown species has a stipe with an annulus (ring) and has brown spores. Useful for dying cloth. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Gymnopus 'brown frilly'
Gymnopus 'brown frilly'

mon species grows in groups on soil, Reddish brown caps (1.5-2cm across), gills close and stipe minutely hairy (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Gymnopilus ferruginosus
Gymnopilus ferruginosus

Reddish-brown with roughish caps to 8cm across, stipe is not centrally attached, gills are pale cream-yellow. Growing on wood in groups. Photo Heather Elson.

Flammulina velutipes
Flammulina velutipes

A winter species that only grows on wood or sticks. Orange to orange-brown caps that are smooth, with cream-yellowy gills. The stipe is a distinctive velvety brown. White spores. Photo Heather Elson.