Observation 130594: Thelephoraceae Chevall.

I have found and photographed this unusual fungi several times. Sometimes the growth is more abundant within the fungi and at other times it is not as thick in habit. I have had two different ID’s for the fungi of which I cannot make a decission as to which is the correct ID.
Two samples are from my uploads: 55298 Isaria
and 66301 Thelephoraceae
This specimen was growing on wood which is the normal habit. Usually only found in single or two lots of growth. I have several images of the last example found at Swans and will load them for viewing and possible ID verification.
Many thanks, kk

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-03-27 00:08:45 CET (+0100)

Thelephora is certainly one possibility. like so many of Ian’s eyecatching finds down under, microscopy could say so much. I hesitate to make species determinations for fungi found so far away from both Europe and North America, and particularly for somewhere I’m so generally unfamiliar with.


The specimen I found (in this file) only had a stong mushroom odour. I am going to try and get access to the area on Friday, if we dont get more bad weather. I also am going to see if I can retrieve the Bolete that I loaded to keep for Royh.
I will check this fungi out again more thoroughly, (they usually last several days), and get back with a reply. Thanks for the interest and comment. kk

Does it smell?
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2013-03-26 16:50:36 CET (+0100)

It looks an awful lot like the Thelephora palmata that we have here in Oregon, which usually has a very distinctive fetid odor, sort of like garlic and old socks. Compare to observation 84178. Danny, have you seen T. palamata before?

definitely similar to
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-03-22 19:13:16 CET (+0100)

if not the same as Observation 66301

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