Morchella australiana group – Black Morel

Morchella australiana group includes Morchella conica and Morchella elata, both as reported from Australia, and Morchella elata group On the ground in open forests, often fruiting after fire. This species has a conical, deeply pitted head on a thick, cream ste...

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Tremella mesenterica group – Yellow Brain

Tremella mesenterica group includes Tremella aurantia On dead branches, trunks and logs of both native and exotic trees. This striking, golden-yellow jelly forms soft, gelatinous, convoluted masses. The colour ranges from golden yellow when fresh to bright ora...

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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum – Toothed Jelly

On tree-trunks and fallen rotting wood in wet forests. This tongue-shaped species is very jelly-like and shivers when touched. The rough top is light grey to black. Translucent white, tooth-like projections on the lower surface are soft and watery. The stem, i...

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Geastrum fornicatum – Arched Earthstar

In litter under trees in dry woodlands and mallee scrub. This tall earthstar is distinguished by an arched circle of rays supported on a sand-encrusted basal cup. At the apex of the arched rays is a stalked, round spore sac with a simple pore-like mouth. This ...

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Urnula campylospora – Brown Forest Cup

(Synonym Plectania campylospora) On rotting wood in wet forests. This large rubbery cup has a diameter to 80 mm and a very short central stem. The brown to almost black cup has a smooth inner surface and a rough-textured outer surface. Generously sponsored by ...

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