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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


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  1. Mark Ridgway  In ALA this is still called 'Harpographium corynelioides'

    Reply • 17 Feb 2015

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

    Reply • 17 Feb 2015

  3. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David.

    Reply • 18 Feb 2015

NS Observation No. 54E1B777ED2A8987B700021B
Created 2015-02-16 08:25 PM (over 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-02-18 11:05 AM (over 5 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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