An ecologically important genus of mushrooms

Papua New Guinea sp. 1

PILEUS: 12-30 mm diam, strongly convex to convex, perforate in one, finely fibrillose, not striate, dark reddish brown. LAMELLEA: adnexed, distant, moderately thick, up to 5 mm broad, reddish brown. STIPE: 40-45 x 3 mm, equal, finely fibrillose striate, concolorous with pileus.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Eastern Highlands, Goroka District, Mt. Gahavisuka Provincial Park, former coffee garden. 6° 1.06’ S  145° 24.5’ E. 2150-2320 m alt. Disturbed closed canopy lower montane forest with Castinopsis acuminatisima, Pandamus, and tree ferns. 17 January 2006. Collected by G.M. Mueller and R. Treu, GMM 7285. 29 January 2006, Same location. Collected by G.M. Mueller and R. Treu, GMM 7378.