This small fungus was found in sand just inside the mouth of the Snowy River.
It might have developed from some other buried substrate but the nearest plant life was a few metres away.
Viscid, mildly conical, mustard yellow cap, gills free, spore possibly brown (see pic 2). About 16mm across
About 30mm tall.
Resembling a yellow version of Mycena interupta.
A large brown paper-thin fruiting body with a ruffled upper surface and beautiful white pore surface (underside) arising from a damp log. The fruiting body had a very short stipe.
Spotted in a temperate rain forest.
My thanks to John Walter for the ID and information highlighting differences between Podoscypha and Cymatoderma.
Small pale greyish-white plaques (photobiont) were seen on moist thick bark of a eucalypt. Each of these plaques had a scribbly lead-grey pattern. These long, branched reproductive parts (Lirellae) are the apothecia.
Spotted on coastal banksia - Snowy River Estuary.
Greyish white plaques with small brilliant red irregular convex discs which produce spores (apothecia). The apothecia were scattered on the grey crust.
Spotted on a damp tree trunk - coastal /estuarine at the high tide mark.