Fungi with Spines Gallery

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Sarcodon sp.
Sarcodon sp.

Chestnut brown scaly irregularly-shaped cap to approximately 10cm across. Under the cap are grey-pink spines and short thick stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Faye Fox.

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Sarcodon sp.
Sarcodon sp.

Chestnut brown scaly irregularly-shaped cap to approximately 10cm across. Under the cap are grey-pink spines and short thick stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Faye Fox.

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Hericium coralloides
Hericium coralloides

White branches with pendant spines that is associated with Nothofagus, Acacia and sometimes seen on introduced trees. May grow up to 50cm across and deep (Fuhrer 2009). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Hericium coralloides
Hericium coralloides

White branches with pendant spines that is associated with Nothofagus, Acacia and sometimes seen on introduced trees. May grow up to 50cm across and deep (Fuhrer 2009). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Dentipellis leptodon
Dentipellis leptodon

This species is found on the underside of logs and is a whitish resupinate species with 7mm long spines and may grow in patches up to 1metre long) (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Dentipellis leptodon
Dentipellis leptodon

This species is found on the underside of logs and is a whitish resupinate species with 7mm long spines and may grow in patches up to 1metre long) (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson

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Steccherinum ochraceum
Steccherinum ochraceum

This species forms small brackets approx. 1-1.5cm diam., on the base of living native Dogwood. Photo by Charlie Price.

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Steccherinum ochraceum
Steccherinum ochraceum

Close up of spines. This species forms small brackets approx. 1-1.5cm diam., on the base of living native Dogwood. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Steccherinum ochraceum
Steccherinum ochraceum

This species forms small brackets approx. 1-1.5cm diam., on the base of living native Dogwood. Photo by Charlie Price.

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Steccherinum ochraceum
Steccherinum ochraceum

This species forms small brackets approx. 1-1.5cm diam., on the base of living native Dogwood. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Phellodon niger
Phellodon niger

Long lived tough species that grows on soil. The caps are approx. 2-3cm across with a stipe that is up to 5cm long, with spines underneath. Photo By Herman Anderson.

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Phellodon niger
Phellodon niger

Long lived tough species that grows on soil. The caps are approx. 2-3cm across with a stipe that is up to 5cm long, with spines underneath. Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Phelloden niger
Phelloden niger

Long lived tough species that grows on soil. The caps are approx. 2-3cm across with a stipe that is up to 5cm long, with spines underneath. Photo by Genevieve Gates

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Hydnellum pink-orange
Hydnellum pink-orange

Growing in soil, this spine fungus sometimes is found in groups where they are fused together to form a group up to 50cm in diameter (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Heather Elson.

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Beenakia dacostae
Beenakia dacostae

Small, whitish/creamy fungus that often found on Soft tree-fern, Dicksonia antarctica trunks. The caps are approximately 1cm across with a small stipe.Photo by Geoff Carle.

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Hydnum repandum
Hydnum repandum

This spine fungus is commonly known as the Hedgehog Fungus and is often found under logs growing in soil. They may appear white, buff or orangy brown, whilst the underside of the cap has spines, the stipe does not. Photo by Charlie Price.

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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

This jelly-like fungus grows on wood and has translucent spines on the underside. Photo by Jojo Raymond

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