Observation 14776: Auricularia Bull.
When: 2008-11-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This group of images were taken in the Reserve after heavy rainfall. About 5-6 inches in 48 hours. The images are in order of natural light and then Flash in 2 cases.
I would think that this collection is “Auricularia sp.” (14596) but have no references to be sure. The shape of the caps were Seashell in appearance, and quite rubbery in texture, but not nery flexable. The caps were not truly jelly like. I removed one from its growth habitat and photographed the underside.
One of the images shows a sort of bridge or support arch on the top of the cap. I have not seen this before. The caps were about three inches across and about paper thickness. I was unable to procure any spore. The veins in the cap when backlit were easily seen and the caps were semi translucent. There is also another image showing a smaller group, (less developed) and the caps are not as defined. The fungi was growing on a log that had fallen and then been cut into a couple of smaller lengths. The face of the log was vertical to the ground, and this is where they were found. The area is normally damp with only some filtered light. { Please note that images 30627 & 30629 were taken with fill flash and are slighly saturated. The remaining images were taken on long exposures with available light and are slighly undersatured. The true colour lies between.}

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:35 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Comboyne Mountain Nature Reserve’ to ‘Nature Reserve near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia’

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30626
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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30627
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Fill flash
30628
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Available light Underside
30629
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Fill flash Underside
30630
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Available light

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