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Threatened species

Hygrocybe griseoramosa - 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: Hygrocybe griseoramosa
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 20 Dec 2002
Profile last updated: 24 Sep 2019


A small buff to brown gilled fungus. Cap 20 -30 mm, sepia brown to chocolate brown at the centre but becoming light pinkish buff either as the surface dries or with age, convex becoming upturned and wavy at the margins, ridged surface when moist and fresh, dry, smooth margins, even. Gills fused with small formations down stem but becoming deeply formed down stem as the cap becomes wavy at the margins, grey, often extensively veined on gill faces and on the cap undersurface, frequently branching into two near margins, margins even and of same colour. Stem 20 - 35 mm x 2 - 5 mm, pallid to light grey, smooth but with fine silky fibres, dry, solid but may become hollow with age, tapered towards base. No distinct odour present. Spore print white.


Only know from type locality at Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove Local Government Area.

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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Information sources

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