Auckland Fungus Group


width=43Welcome to the Auckland Fungus Group, this web site has been set up to help bring together the small group of amateur fungi enthusiasts around the Auckland region who have an interest in both our native fungi and photography. Its also hoped to encourage others to take an interest in our native fungi though not necessarily as photographic subject and assist with their identification and conservation.

Forays are presently been held twice a month in different locations throughout the wetter parts of the year, autumn through to spring regardless of weather. If getting wet or splashing around in the mud is not your thing then maybe fungi forays are not for you.

For those who live in the South Island there is now a Christchurch Fungus Group they can be found on Face Book here.

Fungus of the moment

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Coprinaceae
Genus: Coprinopsis
Species: C. lagopus

Coprinopsis lagopus is the fungus we find in wood chip if you are quick as it has a life expectancy of around six hours but I am not convinced that the same look alike species we find in native bush is the same. This photo was taken in Beech forest.

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