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Hygrocybeae Community of Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Sydney Basin Bioregion - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Hygrocybeae Community of Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 21 Feb 2014
Profile last updated: 07 Sep 2017


An assemblage of more than 20 species of fungi in the family Hygrophoraceae (Fungi, Basidiomycota, Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae). Including Camarophyllopsis kearneyi, Hygrocybe anomala var. ianthinomarginata, H. astatogala, H. aurantiopallens, H. aurantipes, H. austropratensis, H. cantharellus, H. cheelii, H. chromolimonea, H. erythrocala, H. graminicolor, H. helicoides, H. involutus, H. irrigata, H. kula, H. lanecovensis, H. lewellinae, H. mavis, H. miniata, H. reesiae, H. sanguinocrenulata, H. stevensoniae, H. taekeri, and H. virginea.


Lane cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove Local Government Area, Sydney Basin Bioregion.

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 Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Known None