Battarrea stevenii – Tall Stiltball

In dry, sandy soil in native vegetation. The woody stem of this puffball is very tall, light brown and scaly. Fruit-bodies emerge from a sand-coloured ‘egg’. This splits to form a cup (volva) at the stem base and, at the top, a cushion-shaped &#821...

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Book Review Radical Mycology

Book Review Radical Mycology

by Alison Pouliot ‘All life is connected. This is the primary lesson that fungi teach’, so begins Radical Mycology – A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi. A hefty 700-page compendium by self-taught mycologist, Peter McCoy, the book repr...

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ALA & Mycena interrupta

ALA & Mycena interrupta

What does the Atlas of Living Australia tell us about the distribution of Mycena interrupta in Queensland and South Australia?       Tom May, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Reproduced with permission from Queensland Mycologist 11(3): 5–9 2016...

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Map project kicks off

Map project kicks off

Putting Victorian Fungi on the map has started with two-day events underway in May and June. These are: training sessions in the important role of fungi and advice about good fungi habitat, and work in the field to assist participants in recognising their loca...

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Sarah Lloyd, ABC TV, slime moulds

Sarah Lloyd, ABC TV, slime moulds

On ABC Gardening Australia, 18 Mar 2018 Sarah Lloyd provided a glimpse into the fascinating world of slime moulds – with their spore-producing stages appearing like tiny pieces of jewellery. Sarah emphasises the vital role of fallen logs and litter as ha...

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