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Nidula birds nest

Nidula ?emodensis

Description:

Tiny cups about 6mm wide clear internal walls and furry outside. Some had peridioles of dark brown and < 1mm wide.

Habitat:

Growing on wet bark and leaf detritis in a large eucalyptus dominated rainforest. Mt StLeonards, YarraRanges NP.

Notes:

Cups of this size could also be niveotomentosa. A lateral view would provide critical information. Leuba will post same soon.

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9 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Great spotting, Mark. Beautiful specimen!

Hema
Hema a year ago

These are so fascinating! Maybe one day!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Tiny? Oh! Now I want to see one so much more...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Sukanya and Hema if it's like my experience you will laugh at their ridiculously tiny size then realise you have been treading all over them. ;-)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

I so.. so very much... want to see one of these!

Hema
Hema a year ago

I really wonder how it must be to actually see these fungi! Great picture!

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Yes, I know what you mean. I recently upgraded my birding and long-range camera to the Nikon Coolpix p1000 and its been incredible, but a little lacking when it comes to macro photography. I end up using my smartphone camera a lot. Great shot on the "birds nest fungus"!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Brian. I'm trying out the Olympus TG-6. It seems great for this sort of thing and I'm hoping it won't break easily. ;-)

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Great spotting, Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 4, 2020
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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