Observation 131005: Podoscyphaceae sensu Reid
When: 2013-03-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small groups of fungi that I believe are growing on tree roots. I have photographed these fungi before but identification was difficult due to the lack of information. I hope I have improved on the situation. I did think when I revisited the site that these were the same as the previous fungi, but now I am not sure. Both lots were abundant in small groups in this recently flooded bank up from the fresh water stream. They only seem to grow in one particular area and I cannot discern any difference in the type of trees in the area. It may have something to do with the type of soil. It does appear to be volcanic in that the colour is redish brown. The images I refer to are in 130724. It has been 7 days since my last visit so the fungi has matured and shows signs of shape that wasnt available in the first images, (if I have the same fungi again.)

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Your comments are appreciated. Ta kk

my fault
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-04-01 15:00:44 PDT (-0700)

In anticipation of the existence of some uniquely Gondwanan thelephoroid genus I’d never heard of, I thought I’d play it safe with Thelephoraceae. “Austro-” seems to be an increasingly popular genus prefix these days.

Good question, Ian
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-03-31 00:54:28 PDT (-0700)

I ask myself which genus in the family Thelephoraceae it would be if it’s not Thelephora..?
If it’s not Thelephora, it could just as well belong to another family.

Which is more correct please?

Thelephora or Thelephoraceae?

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