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Pseudomerulius curtisii

Pseudomerulius curtisii


Peeling away the whole bark layer on a large Pinus radiata log revealed a large spread of mycelium and fungal fruiting bodies which all appeared to be interconnected. White mycelia were stretching out across the damp surface. Some of the larger shapes seemed to show signs of gill structures although compressed and folded. Fur attached to those seemed to be soft yellow. The whole spread was about a metre long and the largest bodies about 30mm across.


In a nature reserve adjoining a national park.


Name changed from Meiorganum curtisii
ID as in Fuhrer (2005) #281
Pinus radiata, also known as Monterey Pine is an introduced species in Australia but has 'weed' status in some parts.
There is some chance the white fibres are a Stereum species (Fuhrer 2005 p285)
Third pic added 10th June., 2014

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

First pic added,taken 10th June.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Yep this will be a good one to dig for info on. At least there are many forms and phases to compare.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Wow, Mark, that is very creepy. You certainly know how to find the odd ones. Excellent spotting and series.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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