Paxillus nothofagi

Now known as Austropaxillus nothofagi.

These mushrooms can be quite large - up to15cm diameter. They grow in clusters. It is mycorrhizal with Nothofagus (beech) species.

Photographed on Mt Ruapehu.

Paxillus involutus

This is an introduced species, found growing under silver birch.

These are poisonous.

Paxillus sp.

Found growing in soil on a bank under exotics.

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