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Black wood-fungus

Annulohypoxylon sp.

Description:

Black nodular shapes upto about 35 mm wide with a thin brittle crust. The crust appeared to be fused minute bulging shapes (pic 4). The balls collapsed easily exposing an undifferentiated mass of black material.
Some of the nodules had a white bloom and white hyphae were seen around them.

Habitat:

Spotted growing on a moss covered trunk of dog wood tree (Pomaderris sp.)

Notes:

Some species of this fungus is used in the cultivation of Tremella fuciformis for commercial purposes. Tremella is a parasitic fungus does not produce an edible fruiting body without parsitising one of these.
Family: Xylariaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 24, 2020
Submitted on Jun 24, 2020

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