Conservation work continues on Tea-tree Fingers

Conservation work continues on Tea-tree Fingers

By Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Fungal enthusiasts should be heartened to hear that work continues on conserving the threatened fungus Tea-tree Fingers (TTF, Hypocreopsis amplectens). TTF is an unusual fungus as it is a mycoparasite of wood rot fungi Hymenochaetop...

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Discovering fire fungi

Discovering fire fungi

Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher After the widespread fires, many people are returning to these areas to monitor the recovery of bushlands. We are hoping that you will help us understand how Australian fungi respond after fire. If you are in a fire-affected area an...

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Fire and fungi

Fire and fungi

The bushfire crisis this summer in Australia has had an immense impact on many unique areas of ecological significance. We’ve all seen harrowing images of our much-loved fauna suffering as a result of these unprecedented fires, with as many as 800 million an...

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Second population of lost Earpick fungus found

Second population of lost Earpick fungus found

The great news early in 2019 was that a second population of the the Stemless Earpick – (Auriscalpium sp. ‘Blackwood’) was found by fungi observer extraordinaire Reiner near Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges East of Melbourne. The Stemless Earpick is a ...

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Be merry! The Green-staining Coral has recently been spotted

Be merry! The Green-staining Coral has recently been spotted

Lost fungus the Green-staining Coral (Phaeoclavulina abietina) has been seen in two new locations in 2019 in Ballarat and Westgate Park in Melbourne. This coral-shaped fruit body is small, multi-branched, yellowish, staining green all over. It grows in cluster...

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