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Hygrocybe anomala var. ianthinomarginata - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Hygrocybe anomala var. ianthinomarginata
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 06 Sep 2002
Profile last updated: 24 Sep 2019


A small brightly coloured gilled fungus. Cap 8 - 18 mm variable, convex to expanded convex to convex with a hollow at the centre; orange brown to buff with a darkish reddish centre dot, smooth dry finely scaly under x10 lens., with ridges, margins scalloped forming rounded teeth and tinted lavender/lilac/violet. Gills forming down the stem; pale lilac to deeper lavender/violet sometimes with pinkish tints, margins even and the same colour; thick with veins on the cup undersurface. Stem 20 - 40 mm x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, red - reddish orange or orange, smooth to silky fibred, dry, hollow, cylindrical.


Type locality, Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove Local Government Area. Other records from Royal and Blue Mountains NPs.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in gallery warm temperate forests dominated by Lilly Pilly (Acmena smithii), Grey Myrtle (Backhousia myrtifolia), Cheese Tree (Glochidion ferdinandi) and Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum).
  • Associated with alluvial sandy soils of the Hawkesbury Soil Landscapes with naturally low fertility and erodible.
  • Occur as individuals or in groups, terrestrial rarely on wood and only if extremely rotten; substrates include soil, humus, or moss.
  • Does not produce above ground fruiting bodies (fungus) all year round. Fruiting bodies begin appearing mid May to mid July sometimes to August.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern HighlandsKanangra Predicted None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Predicted None
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Predicted None
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Predicted None
Sydney BasinWollemi Predicted None