Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Not much seen today. Fungi from yesterday.

I went to the Carrington Falls reserve today, but saw only 3 rosettes of leaves of Greenhoods, and it took a lot of searching to find even those.

I will show you several Fungi which I saw yesterday, along the Belmore Falls Road.

This steel-blue fungus is not unusual, but this was a nice specimen. It has creamy gills and leaves a rusty-brown spore print. It does not discolour when squeezed.

Twin specimens of this same species seen several weeks ago.
I have not been able to track down an ID on this species, from the regular books, or the FungiMap or SFSG websites.

Ignore the dirty cotton gloves with blue rubber dots. They are comfortable when scrambling through rough bush, especially where sword grass grows.

The small rod-like fungi are interesting, I have previously seen similar things, but they were growing out of a rotted log, in the rain forest. Those ones resembled little "leech-like" things, but they are unrelated, apparently to these ones.

These were growing out of leaf litter, along a stream bank, so the position was moist, but they were growing in soil (under leaf litter). They were about one inch (2.5 cm) long.

The tips are discoloured, slightly brownish.
From what I can find, these are related to the Coral Fungi, and are likely to be in the Clavaria genus.

To contrast, here are the little "leech-like" fungi I referred to, growing out of a rotten log. These little creatures are likely to be in the Calocera genus, which are classed as "Jelly Fungi".

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