Fungi

  • Huge Scleroderma cepa in East Arnhemland This Scleroderma cepa was found at the Mainoru  Store on the Central Arnhem Highway. It was around 25cms across, making it one of the biggest ones I've sighted. It ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2017, 01:43 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Secotium fragariosum - the red semi truffle from Lord Howe Island Secotium fragariosum is only recorded as being found on Lord Howe Island (Cribb 1994). It is halfway between being a gilled fungus and a truffle.We found numerous specimens growing ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 22:22 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Small white crustose fungus growing on seed pod A fallen seed pod on the 800 metre walk at the Upper Allyn, NSW Australia had these unusual crustose white fungi growing on it in March 2017. The seed pod ...
    Posted 13 May 2017, 19:28 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Southern Highlands awash with Lactarius deliciosus At the end of April you'd expect to see the fungi season on the way out, especially given the flush of fungi in March. But Lactarius delicious in huge ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2017, 02:22 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Edible fungi from Wingelo State (pine) Forest There is a variety of edible fungi to be found in the pine forests south west of Sydney between February and May. Here are a few of them.
    Posted 29 Apr 2017, 02:32 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Unusual Poronia species Cordyceps like fungi, bulbous root like base in manure, sometimes bifurcating, dark brown, sparely hairy, tapering to dark brown stipe, stuffed, white flesh fading to pale pink with umbonate cap ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2017, 15:29 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Coprinellus disseminatus Coprinellus disseminatus, in lawn, near wood, Upper Allyn April 22, 2017. “The emerging caps are creamy yellow, becoming grey when expanded and finally darken as the caps auto-digest” (Fuhrer ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2017, 21:57 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Coprinellus truncorum Coprinellus = Coprinus truncorum, growing in grass at the Upper Allyn river, April 22, 2017. This species has yellowish caps, darkening towards the centre with prominent white flecks on the cap ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2017, 15:43 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Geastrum javanicum Geastrum javanicum, growing in grass, Upper Allyn, April 22, 2017. Note the circular scar just below the apex, and the dark tan colour of the globe, features lacking in other ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2017, 14:56 by Jamie Derkenne
  • Bird's nest Fungi Bird's nest fungi have been spotted several times lately. They are called birds nest because they look like very tiny bird nests with several eggs, being the peridioles, small ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2017, 02:15 by Jamie Derkenne
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