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  • Gymnogaster boletoides

    12 Jun 2014-38.5,143.9zeke1944

    Bolete truffle. Seen several times near the Sheoaks picnic area. Aprox 2 cm diam Not often found.

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    1. John Walter  What a great find!

      Reply • 18 Aug 2018

  • Entoloma spp.

    12 Jun 2014-38.5,143.9zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  Entoloma tomentosolilacium This name was Tentatively given by Genevieve Gates. It is quite a common species in Victoria that grows on wood, mostly fallen logs.

      Reply • 18 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  I can see why Gates was tentative. It does have a tomemtose cap and it is on wood which is unusual for Entoloma and I guess you could see some lilac in the stipe. I see no metallic lilac in the cap however and the shape is quite different from Gates' photos appearing in the Noordeloos and Gates paper in Persoonia in 2007, and in the 2012 book on Tasmanian Entoloma. You can readily download the paper as a pdf by Googling "Preliminary Studies in the Genus Entoloma in Tasmania", refer plate 20. Part 1 was in 2007 and Part 2 appeared in 2009. The book is more comprehensive but the pdf papers are free. I can be a bit forgiving when it comes to colour but the big broad umbo makes this one look quite different.

      Reply • 19 Aug 2018

    3. zeke1944  Have posted the other time I have found this in the Otways. It generally does not have an umbo and the specimen of the initial image is probable unusual it was also on a very juicy log and quite vigorous.

      Reply • 19 Aug 2018

      • John Walter  Sorry to be a pain, but if the second set is a different time and location then it is best done as a separate post. This set is closer to what I was expecting to see and the lower left image shows the silky fibrillose stipe and white basal tomentum. Gates gives the cap size as 5 - 15 diameter and the cap is described as lilac-grey to greyish ruby.

        Reply • 19 Aug 2018

  • Unidentified

    12 Jun 2014-38.5,143.9zeke1944

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    1. zeke1944  This species was seen at Mt Worth by the Fungi group a week earlier. And lo and behold was seen again in the Lorne area on the mentioned date and hasn't been seen since. It grows on the remains of old dead stipes on the trunk of the soft tree fern Dicksonia antartica. It was suggested that it may belong to the Beenakia genus but at this stage it is only speculation. The size was about 30 by 40mm.

      Reply • 22 Aug 2018

    2. John Walter  The Mt Worth specimen referred to was older and darker in colour and the spines have a more feathered look (or that could be just the photo quality). It had a pale brown spore print, hence the link to Beenakia. Other spined resupinate fungi like Steccherinum have white spores. It would be nice to track down at least a Family name for this very interesting specimen.

      Reply • 27 Aug 2018

    3. zeke1944  The third image is the Mt Worth specimen.

      Reply • 04 Sep 2018