Project

World of Fungi

  • 315 Members
  • 3880 Sightings
  • 0 Posts

When we see a fungus above ground, we are actually only seeing about 10% of the whole organism called the "fruiting body" as 90% of it is underground as the "roots" or the mycelium. Depending on their food-source, fungi is either a Sapotroph or Parasite. Some have restricted distributions while others have broad ranges. The best time to search for fungal fruiting bodies is during the cooler, wet months. That's the time to go for walks with your camera and to capture these intriguing organisms at their best.

  • Gayl Sullivan added a sighting

    Turquoise Elf Cup

    1 votes
    2 favourites
    0
    0
    0
    Sighted 26 Jul 2019
    621 Millers Road, Burrowye

    Projects

  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Pseudomerulius curtisii

    0 votes
    1 faves
    1 ids
    1 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 10 May 2019
    John Eichler 1 June 2019
    Tagged With crepidotus
    John Eichler says

    Matt, I suspect it is a Crepidotus species.

    0 votes
    0
  • Peter Kerr identified a sighting

    Sighting ? Entoloma Rodwayi - Tasmania

    0 votes
    0 faves
    1 ids
    0 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 25 May 2019
    Peter Kerr 30 May 2019
    Entoloma rodwayi
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Entolomataceae: Entoloma: rodwayi
    Common Names: Fungi, Gilled mushrooms
    Peter Kerr says

    Seen near West Morland Falls, Tasmania (south of Mole Creek).

    0 votes
    0
  • Peter Kerr added a sighting

    ? Entoloma Rodwayi - Tasmania

    0 votes
    0 favourites
    1
    0
    0
    Sighted 25 May 2019

    Projects

  • Peter Kerr identified a sighting

    Sighting Cortinarius austrovenetus - Tasmania

    0 votes
    0 faves
    1 ids
    0 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 26 May 2019
    Peter Kerr 27 May 2019
    Cortinarius
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Cortinariaceae: Cortinarius
    Peter Kerr says

    Gates and Ratkowsky list this as Cortinarius austrovenetus but Bowerbird doesn't include this in it's listings. Seen at Liffey Falls, Tasmania.

    0 votes
    0
  • Peter Kerr added a sighting

    Cortinarius austrovenetus - Tasmania

    0 votes
    0 favourites
    1
    0
    0
    Sighted 26 May 2019

    Projects

  • Matt Campbell identified a sighting

    Sighting Heterotextus peziziformis

    0 votes
    1 faves
    2 ids
    0 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 30 Jul 2015
    Matt Campbell 26 May 2019
    Heterotextus miltinus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Dacrymycetales: Dacrymycetaceae: Heterotextus: miltinus
    Common Names: Fungi, jelly fungi
    1 votes
    0
  • John Eichler identified a sighting

    Sighting Ink Cap, Coprinopsis atramentaria

    0 votes
    2 faves
    1 ids
    0 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 5 May 2019
    John Eichler 15 May 2019
    Coprinus atramentarius
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Coprinus: atramentarius
    Common Names: Fungi, Inky cap mushroom
    0 votes
    0
  • John Eichler added a sighting

    Ink Cap, Coprinopsis atramentaria

    0 votes
    2 favourites
    1
    0
    0
    Sighted 5 May 2019
    Moonlight Creek Track, Mt Worth State Park, Vic

    Projects

  • Matt Campbell identified a sighting

    Sighting Ascobolus sp.

    0 votes
    0 faves
    1 ids
    0 notes
    0 disc.
    Sighted 10 May 2019
    Matt Campbell 11 May 2019
    Ascobolus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Ascobolaceae: Ascobolus
    Matt Campbell says

    Looks identical to the Ascobolus crenulatus that I often find here on Koala scats however these were fruiting on Possum scats, most likely Brushtail or Bobuck.

    0 votes
    0