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World of Fungi

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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.

  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Bug, Hemiptera, unidentified...a nymph?

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Rose Robin 17 February 2019
    Hemiptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera
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  • Rose Robin added a sighting

    Bug, Hemiptera, unidentified...a nymph?

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Tamborine Mountain, Qld.

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  • Teresa and John identified a sighting

    Sighting Diderma sp.

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    Sighted 10 Feb 2019
    Teresa and John 12 February 2019
    Diderma
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    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Physarida: Didymiaceae: Diderma
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    Myxomycete

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  • Teresa and John described a sighting

    Sighting Diderma sp.

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    Sighted 10 Feb 2019
    Teresa and John 12 February 2019
    Tagged With diderma sp.
    Teresa and John says

    Another beautiful myxomycete species found growing on dead leaf below the Lilly Pilly tree in the back yard.

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  • Teresa and John added a sighting

    Diderma sp.

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    Sighted 10 Feb 2019

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  • Teresa and John identified a sighting

    Sighting Sarcodon sp.

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019
    Teresa and John 11 February 2019
    Sarcodon
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    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Thelephorales: Bankeraceae: Sarcodon
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    Sarcodon sp.

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  • Teresa and John described a sighting

    Sighting Sarcodon sp.

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019
    Teresa and John 11 February 2019
    Tagged With sarcodon sp.
    Teresa and John says

    This species has spines rather than gills or pores

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  • Teresa and John added a sighting

    Sarcodon sp.

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019

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  • Teresa and John described a sighting

    Sighting Phaeoclavulina sp.

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Teresa and John 11 February 2019
    Tagged With phaeoclavulina sp.
    Teresa and John says

    A tiny delicate coral fungi with blue tip which give off a light tan spore print.

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  • Teresa and John added a sighting

    Phaeoclavulina sp.

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019

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