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Anthracophyllum archeri

Description:

A series of umbrella-shaped thin, soft, smooth-capped fungi, attached eccentrically to a drying twig. The caps were of various sizes; the largest being about 7 mm wide. The caps were a tan colour as were the spaced gills which looked more like folds. The underside of the caps appeared darker at the point of attachment. There was no stipe.

Habitat:

Spotted growing on a dead branchlet of a leptospermum tree Distribution: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Anthracoph...

Notes:

belongs to the Marasmiaceae family of fungi.

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3 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

I see a lot of places are not getting their rainfall again. I hope it comes back. The area around you depends on being moist. We are still getting good rains but I am a stone's throw from the coast

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

I am happy to say that, so far, we have spotted mostly new fungi ( not the ones we saw last year). But, because it's been so dry our luck might not last !

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

there seem to be a real cornucopia of fungi in that part of the world

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 2, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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