Grey and Black coloured fungi Gallery

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Geoglossum
Also known as Earth Tongues, Black-brown rods growing in soil. Photo by Chris Wilson.
Lanzia lanaripes
This fungus looks like a tack and is usually greenish black to blackish brown and around 1cm in diameter on wood. Photo by Andrei Nikulinsky.
Hypoxylon bovei
tiny round balls around 1mm in diameter on dead branches and wood. Viewed close up they look like truncated cones with a 'pimple-like' apex and central ostiole through which spores are released (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.
Hohenbuehelia cf. nigra
Rarely recorded - only twice since 1999. Black strap or fan-shaped fungus usually found on wood, around 2cm across with black, close gills, no stipe. Where it attaches to wood it is brownish and furry (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Hohenbuehelia cf. nigra
Rarely recorded - only twice since 1999. Black strap or fan-shaped fungus usually found on wood, around 2cm across with black, close gills, no stipe. Where it attaches to wood it is brownish and furry (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Russula viridis
Soil inhabiting species, robust fruitbody with attractive grey-green cap to around 5cm across, cream gills and stout, white stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.
Russula viridis
Soil inhabiting species, robust fruitbody with attractive grey-green cap to around 5cm across, cream gills and stout, white stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.
Entoloma discrepans
Soil dwelling species, small 2cm diameter cap that is blue-black, pinkish blue-grey gills with or without brown edge, stipe to 5cm (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Andrei Nikulinsky.
Entoloma species
Possibly Entoloma moongum, caps to 45mm across, dark brownish, black colour can appear bluish black, somewhat shiny and minutely rough. Gills at first purplish grey but they become pale pink with age (Fuhrer 2009). Photo by Heather Elson.
Entoloma species
Possibly Entoloma moongum, caps to 45mm across, dark brownish, black colour can appear bluish black, somewhat shiny and minutely rough. Gills at first purplish grey but they become pale pink with age (Fuhrer 2009). Photo by Heather Elson.
Porpoloma 'grey'
This soil inhabiting species has a robust fruitbody with a dark grey cap to around 8cm across with subtle pink tint in the centre of the cap. The gills are pale grey, as is the stipe that also has a pink membranous sheath near the base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Tricholoma aff. terreum
A common Tricholoma species that grows in soil, with distinctive dry, grey-brown cap that often appears with a white margin. The fungus is fairly robust with a smooth, whitish stipe and pale grey gills. Spore print white. G.Gates & D.Ratkowsky state this fungus often smells like flour or phosphorus. Photo by Heather Elson.
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.
Coprinellus disseminatus
Photo by Sheree Jones.
Xylaria 'spikey'
Growing on wood, thin spikes with white tips. Photo by Heather Elson.
Xylaria castorea
Commonly known as Dead Man's Fingers, this wood inhabiting species is club shaped. Can appear whitish to grey when immature (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Heather Elson.
Xylaria castorea
Commonly known as Dead Man's Fingers, this wood inhabiting species is club shaped. Can appear whitish to grey when immature (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Heather Elson.
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