2014-11-14 12:40:40


Species NameIdentification by
Septobasidium clelandiileuba


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".




Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia


  • 2015-02-17

    Mark Ridgway

    "In ALA this is still called 'Harpographium corynelioides' http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Harpographium+corynelioides# "

  • 2015-02-17

    David Francis

    "Found it on RBG Mel. - added Septobasidium clelandii (Synonym: Harpographium corynelioides)"

  • 2015-02-18

    Leuba Ridgway

    "Thank you David."


Observation2014-11-14 12:40:40
Date-Time From CameraYes
Location-38.134742, 145.272355
Photo Geo-Tag UsedNo
Created2015-02-16 by leuba
Updated2015-02-18 by leuba
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