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Coral Fungus

Ramaria sp. (possibly R. watlingii)

Description:

Yellow Coral Fungus, Ramaria species, very possibly R. watlingii. Height approximately 5 cms. Only 4 specimens found in the area. The following PDF link has plenty of information on this species, including a photo: http://qldfungi.org.au/wp-content/upload... According to the Queensland Mycological Society in 2011, this species has not been recorded in Queensland. I wonder if my spotting is the first? Another possible ID for this spotting is Ramaria lorithamnus.

Habitat:

Spotted growing on the Underground Creek Track, which runs along Bald Rock Creek in Girraween National Park. Moist, well-shaded area with native bushland vegetation. Sandy soils, although plenty of eucalypt leaf litter.

Notes:

The reference link lists several species of Ramaria that are native to Australia, although some have not yet been found in Queensland (but may be present). PDF files include photos of each species.

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3 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Fungi are totally awesome!! I love spotting them, and they are so varied and interesting. I love birds too, but they fly away or fidget too much. At least the fungi stay still :) I'll send a link to the Queensland Mycological Society too. They might be interested in this spotting.

Also, it's very possible you're the first to document it in the area. You have a keen eye.

Beautiful! I'd be absolutely gobsmacked if I happened to come across fungi like those ;) . I love the fungi you come across. I get easily stoked by fungi; what's not to like!

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jun 3, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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