Highly branched clumps of fruiting bodies of slime mold. The sporocarps, about 2 mm high, appeared to have a powdery surface which is presumably a phase that this slime mold undergoes.
Seen on the underside of fallen twigs in a damp area - nature reserve.
In moss and growing to about 30mm tall and 18mm wide. Radial texture with a relatively deep central depression on the cap. Very sparse and simple gills same colour as cap. Mycelia showing at the foot.
Next to a walking track in a nature reserve. Cardinia.
"It is thought by some mycologists that it is likely Omphalina chromacea may be the fungal component of a lichen (a symbiosis between an alga and a fungus). The alga is most likely Coccomyxa." Australian Fungi Blogspot
About 35mm wide and 40mm tall. The under view revealed the last few net-like remains of the cortina still clinging on to the stipe.. In an open, dry sclerophyll eucalyptus based forest. Cardinia nature reserve.
Possibly C archeri but the stipe is not common