Observation 2014-11-14 12:40 PM
Tags / Aspects
A highly branched black clump of fruiting bodies arising from stem galls. They were about 5 to 12 mm long and stretching out like large magnetised iron-filings.
Spotted arising from stem galls (seen as thickened split lumps) on branches of tea-tree shrubs (Leptospermum sp.) in a reserve - Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne.
This fungus ( basidiomycota) is a parasite on the female gall inducing Eriococcid insect Callococcus leptospermi.
Photo and description of this specimen can also be seen on Bruce Fuhrer's " A field guide to Australian Fungi".
Date & Time
2014-11-14 12:40 PM
-38.134742 , 145.272355 : 85.311 m
Near Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia
|NS Observation No.||54E1B777ED2A8987B700021B|
|Created||2015-02-16 08:25 PM (almost 5 years ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2015-02-18 11:05 AM (over 4 years ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
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