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Small ( 6mm wide) flat pale discs with tapering bases seen on herbivore dung pellet ( possibly Kangaroo) The pale surfaces had minute evenly spaced holes (ostioles) - some of them showed puckering around the edges. The discs had irregular margins.
Spotted in a national park which is a free range for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and rabbits. ( Churchill National Park)
( This is Poronia erici but there is no listing on ALA. Ref : Fuhrer 2005. Could this be added, please Thanks)

Date & Time

  2015-07-26 02:13 PM


-37.951396 , 145.256308 : 114.598 m

Near Lysterfield South VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Leuba. I am also familiar with this fungi and have known it to be Poronia erici. However, I am having trouble now finding its reference in any of the censuses, etc. It has possibly had a name change, but this is normally easy enough to track also. The concern with simply adding Poronia erici in Natureshare is not knowing how the ALA will treat this record when it is uploaded into its database. If it is ignored due to no matching name with ALA, you record is less useful than if we can get a name that matches. I'll keep hunting for the name and ask Tom May for an update. Thanks. Chris.

    Reply • 27 Jul 2015

  2. Tom May  Poronia erici is certainly the correct identification and the current name (even though it is not in the ALA at present). There are some issues with the fungi names in the ALA and there are still many good names for fungi that are not loaded into the names list for the ALA (the National Species List). I am working with the ALA to improve the coverage of fungi names.

    Reply • 24 Aug 2015

    • Chris Lindorff  Many thanks for your reply Tom. I'll add this name to Natureshare.

      Reply • 25 Aug 2015

    • Leuba Ridgway  Many thanks Tom May for your input. Thanks to you also Chris.

      Reply • 25 Oct 2015

NS Observation No. 55B4CA43ED2A89DB810001B9
Created 2015-07-26 09:53 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-08-25 11:20 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Tom May
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