Observation 20595: Omphalotus nidiformis (Berk.) O.K. Mill.
When: 2009-04-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I found a group of these fungi in a shaded area surrounded by native foliage that is commonly known as Banksia. The other nearby trees were Casuarinas, (Allocasuarina). The Fungi were all at different stages of maturity. I think the species is Omphalotus, as I had photographed it on my property at Kundubung, NSW.
I would have liked to returned there at night, but I don’t think that will be possible. The average mature specimen was about 160mm across and some were almost 130mm deep. As the light conditions were varying, there is some colour change in the images. Because of low light, fill flash was used in some images. I have not seen so many in a group before.
Also in the second last image, were two very small fungi. I will load separately for viewing and possible ID. I did not smell any distinctive aroma, and certainly did not taste any. If it is Omphalotus they, I believe are poisonous!

Update………….. Irenea has suggested that 20595 & 20603 are the same species. If this is so I will make just one file 20595. Sorry about the confusion, but I just wasnt sure that they are the same.
Update……….. Images from 20603 transferred to 20595. File 20603 destroyed.

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