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Mushroom spawn and/or cultures for propagation (permitted and non-permitted species)

Effective 15 June 2016 to 16 July 2017

Cultures and/or spawn may be imported on agar plates, vials, test tubes, straw, sawdust, wood plugs or grain carriers.

Table 1 - list of permitted mushroom species that may be imported as mushroom spawn or as mycelial cultures


Mushroom Genus/Species

Common Name/s

Permitted from (specific countries only)

1.

Agaricus spp. (excluding prohibited species listed in table 2 below)

Button mushroom

All countries

2.

Agrocybe aegerita (synonym: Agrocybe cylindracea)

Chestnut mushroom

All countries

3.

Auricularia spp.

Jelly fungus, black fungus, jews ear fungus

All countries

4.

Boletus edulis

Porcini mushroom, cep mushroom

All countries

5.

Cantharellus cibarius

Chantarella mushroom, gallinacci mushroom, girolles mushroom

All countries

6.

Coprinus comatus

Lawyer’s wig, Shaggy inkcap

All countries

7.

Craterellus cornucopioides

Craterellus mushroom, tompette des morts mushrooms

All countries

8.

Flammulina spp.

Enoke mushroom, enoketake mushroom, velvet stem mushroom, winter mushrooms

All countries

9.

Hydnum repandum

Pied de mouton mushroom, Shepherd mushroom

France only

10.

Lactarius deliciosus

Saffron milk cap mushroom

France only

11.

Lentinus edodes (synonym: Lentinula edodes)

Shitake mushroom

All countries

12.

Lyophyllum spp.

Shimeji mushroom

All countries

13.

Marasmius oreades

Mousseron mushroom, fariry ring mushroom

France only

14.

Morchella spp.

Morchella mushroom

All countries

15.

Pholiota nameko

Nameko mushroom

All countries

16

Pleurotus spp.

Abalone mushroom, oyster mushroom;

All countries

17.

Stropharia rugosoannulata

Garden giant mushroom, king stropharia, wine red stropharia, wine cap stropharia

All countries

18.

Trametes versicolour

Turkey tail

All countries

19.

Tremella spp.

Cloud ear mushroom, silver ear mushroom, white jelly fungus

All countries

20.

Tricholoma bakamatsutake
Tricholoma caligatum
Tricholoma matsutake
(synonym: T. nauseosum)
Tricholoma magnivelare
Tricholoma terreum

Princess matsutake
European matsutake
Singer matsutake
White matsutake
Grisets mushroom

All countries

21.

Tuber spp. (Truffles)
Only the following species of Truffles are permitted entry:

1. Tuber melanosporum (Perigord black truffle)
2. T. magnatum (Italian white truffle)
3. T. aestivum (synonym: T. uncinatum) (Burgundy or English truffle)
4. T. borchii (synonym: T. albidum) (Spring white truffles or Bianchetto).

Truffles

All countries

22.

Volvariella volvacea

Straw mushroom

All countries


Table 2 - Examples of species that are weeds (list not exhaustive)


Mushroom Genus/Species

Common Name/s

Prohibited from (specific countries only)

1.

Agaricus ulmarius (synonym: Hypsizygus ulmarius)

Agaricus mushroom

All countries

2.

Agaricus tessulatus (synonym: Hypsizygus tessulatus)

Agaricus mushroom

All countries

3.

Clitocybe maxima

Big cup mushroom

All countries

4.

Grifola frondosa

Hens of the woods, Maitake (dancing mushroom), Ram’s head, Sheep’s head

All countries

5.

Hericium erinaceus

Monkey head mushroom

All countries

These species have been assessed as posing a high risk of becoming weeds in Australia and are not permitted entry.

Note: Any species not listed in table 1 are not permitted entry into Australia.


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