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  • Parasola plicatilis Pleated Inkcap

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

    Tiny. Growing next to, or possibly on, dung.

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    1. zeke1944  Coprinus spp. species id suggested

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  I know this species as Coprinus plicatilis.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    3. Bernie Lingham  Lorraine, I found a similar fungus at Sorrento back in July. At the time I had a ? about the ID but wondered if it might be Coprinus plicatilis (based on info in the FNCV fungi booklets). I'll post my photo shortly.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    4. Lorraine Phelan  Thankyou Bernie and Zeke for your help. I'll edit the heading.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    5. Lorraine Phelan  Could the admins add this species to the database please.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    6. Lorraine Phelan  Is it syn. Parasola plicatilis?

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    7. John Walter  Sorry, I am caught up with other work for a few days but I suggest you download the Perth Field Book - www.wanaturalists.org.au/files/2011/11/FieldBook_2017-Edn-final.pdf - This has a number of Coprinus species not covered in the average guide book and will provide some insight. I do not think this is Parasola.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    8. John Walter  The dung looks non native and there is a small granular button on the dung to the right in the background plus there are granules of veil remains on the cap. All indicate this is not Parasola plicatilis as it is not a dung species and does not carry veil remains. There are a couple of interesting possibilities in the European/English texts which I will explore further on the weekend.

      Reply • 21 Aug 2018

      • Lorraine Phelan  Thanks John. Unfortunately I only noticed the button on the computer screen so I don't have another photo of it.

        Reply • 22 Aug 2018

  • Coltricia cinnamomea

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

    Two images. Coltricia sp.?

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    1. John Walter  Yes, Coltricia cinnamomea in the older texts and now listed as Coltricia australica in Gates & Ratkowsky. ALA has not yet adopted the new name and when reviewing the paper I note it is based on one specimen collected in Tasmania which was separated from C. cinnamomea on spore size and DNA analysis. The researcher then compared to the DNA to one specimen held in the Melbourne Herbarium which suggested the two were closely related. Both these specimens were phylogenetically well segregated from other Coltricia species. I am not sure Tom May would consider two specimens a significant enough sample on which to adopt a full reclassification of Australian material and I would leave the name as C. cinnamomea for now.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

  • Pterostylis nutans Nodding Greenhood

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

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  • Unidentified

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

    Galls on Cassytha sp.

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    1. Leuba Ridgway  Interesting. Just been reading about Cassytha species' interesting association with wasp galls on oak ( Northern Hemisphere) but would love to know more about these galls.

      Reply • 27 Nov 2018

  • Lamprospora tuberculata

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

    Growing on sand on a burnt log with mosses. Lamprospora tuberculata = Octospora tuberculata according to Gates & Ratkowsky.

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    1. John Walter  Gates followed Index Fungorum with her species names but not all authorities have adopted changes listed there. The accepted name locally still appears to be Lamprospora tuberculata

      Reply • 18 Aug 2018