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Camarophyllopsis kearneyi - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Camarophyllopsis kearneyi
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 06 Sep 2002
Profile last updated: 24 Sep 2019


A small, pale, gilled agaric fungus. Cap 5 - 11 mm, at first often nearly round then becoming dome shaped or deeply convex; smooth but covered with fine glistening particles (seen when viewed under a magnifying lens); dry; pallid brown with darker centre; margins scalloped forming rounded teeth and paler to near white. Flesh very thin and of same colour with cap surface. Gills fused or an extending downwards tooth or curved like a bow; distant; white to greyish white; margins of the same colour and even. Stem 15 - 27 mm x 1.5 - 2.5 mm; pale brown; dry; surface with scattered brownish fine silky fibres, cylindrical, solid.


Known only from its type locality in Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Lane Cove local government area in the Sydney metropolitan region.

Habitat and ecology

  • Its occurrence appears to be limited to the Lane Cove Bushland Park. Surveys in potentially suitable habitats elsewhere in the Sydney Basin Bioregion have failed to find Camarophyllopsis kearneyi.
  • Does not produce basidiomes (above-ground fruiting structures) all year, but may be present only as non-reproductive hyphal structures below ground.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Predicted None