Microporus affinis – Dark-footed Tinypore

On fallen branches in rainforests. This fan-shaped bracket has a velvety, ridged cap with concentric zones of brown, red, yellow and black. On the underside of the cap are minute white pores. Distinctive characteristics for this species are the saucer-shaped d...

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Vibrissea dura – Brown-headed Pin

On fallen wet branches in wet forests. This small, slimy, toughly gelatinous Pin has a light brown head and pale yellow stem. Unlike the other three Pins (Chlorovibrissea spp.), it has no trace of green colour. Characteristically, groups of fruit-bodies grow i...

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Leotia lubrica – Jellybaby

On the ground, in damp litter in wet forests. This yellow to green species is nail-shaped with a knobbly head and a tall, granular, yellow to green stem. As the name implies, this fungus can be recognised by its smooth jelly-like texture, which may be sticky o...

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Chlorovibrissea bicolor – Two-toned Pins

On logs in running water in wet forests of south-eastern Australia. This very tiny pin-shaped species has a round yellow head on a dark green stiff stem, which is attached to the substrate by a small basal disc. It is the only species of Pin that fruits either...

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Morchella esculenta group – Round Morel

Morchella esculenta group includes Morchella deliciosa On the ground in open forests. The yellow-grey head of this distinctive species is rounded to ovoid with an irregular arrangement of ridges and pits. The sturdy stem is cream and swollen at the base. Gener...

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