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Calocera guepiniodes

[www.blueswami.com] Calocera guepiniodes [1177].jpgThe fruit bodies of Calocera guepinioides are comprised of tiny orange or yellow fingers that cluster together in colonies. From some distance away the colonies can resemble the ginger stubble of a Scotsman's Beard. The colloquial name for this fungus was openly proposed for the first time only very recently (in 2004). Scotsman's Beard occurs on rotting wood and is often seen in bushlands on logs of Banksia or Eucalyptus particularly during June and July. The individual fingers are mostly up to about 5mm tall and vary in shape. They can be cylindrical, tapering, or flattened