Observation 171195: Fungi Bartl.
When: 2014-07-25

Notes: Small round specimen attached to wood found in an area where the forest floor had been disrupted by foraging. At the opposite end to the area where the roots are attached the object finishes with a pointed apex. When attempting to cut the surface area was extremely brittle and did not cut but cracked open splintering the case.

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Yes I am inclined to agree with you. The root system intrigued me and thus:::!


Yes I am inclined to agree wih you. The root system intrigued me and thus:::!

You’re welcome, Ian.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-26 09:19:32 PDT (-0700)

I think that may be a eucalypt seedcase: flattened at one end, pointed (sort of) at the other. Chambered inside? Is that possible?

A neighbor has a single eucalypt that grows at this latitude. Not for long, though. Most die within 2-3 years.


Thanks mate. I thought you would comment. Appreciated as always.

If I had to guess, Ian,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-25 22:18:29 PDT (-0700)

I’d suggest the round object was a nut or seedcase. It doesn’t look like a sporocarp. The rhizimes in the interior also suggest the fungus was growing on wood and on this object. So yes, you have a fungus as defined by the rhizimes and rhisomorphs. I don’t know what that fungus is, though.

Created: 2014-07-25 17:49:58 PDT (-0700)
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