Anthurus archeri – Seastar Stinkhorn

In litter of open woodlands and in eucalyptus mulch. Bright red arms arise from a white to pink hollow stem which bursts from an egg. An olive-green slimy spore mass coats the surface of the arms and smells like rotting meat. Flies, attracted to this, distribu...

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Stereum ostrea – Golden Curtain Crust

On dead wood in wet native forests. Large, thin, funnel-shaped fruit-bodies are often massed on fallen logs, and the exposed smooth lower surface glows golden in gloomy light. Coloured bands on the velvety upper surface grade from brown near the base through o...

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Stereum hirsutum group – Hairy Curtain Crust

On dead wood, cosmopolitan. Growing in tiers, the upper surface of this soft, leathery, shelf-like species has a dense covering of hairs over concentric zones of pale yellow and orange-brown. The lower surface is smooth and coloured in zones of pale yellows an...

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Phlebia subceracea – Golden Splash Tooth

(Synonym Mycoacia subceracea) On wet, rotting, native wood in forests, woodlands and parks. At first glance this species looks like a splash of gold paint on the underside of small, fallen pieces of wood. However, under a hand lens, the surface is seen as a la...

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Beenakia dacostae – Beenak Long Tooth

On dry, woody debris or rotten branches in wet eucalyptus forests. This small, stalked fungus has a very smooth, white, wavy cap. Pale olive-brown teeth underneath the cap are long, pointed and extend part way down the stem. The thin, woody stem is smooth and ...

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