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35mm diameter almost spherical very hard dusty pink with small patches of shining blue-black firmly attached to a small rotting log; ..
Wet eucalyptus forest on suburban fringe.
ID'd... also known as 'coal fungus' 'cramp balls'.. apparently people believed they could ward off cramp !! These are excellent as tinder lighting easily and burning like a coal for quite a while. There are also records of it being used to produce a purple dye.
Yet to work through known Australian (eucalyptus) species.
This link shows a sectional view.. http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/images-capt...
Perfect myxomop. I really thought this one would not get named. Thanks so much. And it's a quite interesting one too.
Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012