Observation 21844: Atheniella Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry

When: 2009-06-06

Collection location: Minyon Falls, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Steve Axford (steveaxford)

No specimen available

Another micro fungi. This one is about 3mm tall. It was found at the bottom of the falls in subtropical rainforest, not in the wet sclerophyll forest as at the top of the falls. This is top and bootom view – different shrooms, but same species.

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One other sighting
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-08 22:34:09 PDT (-0700)

Probably not,except by searching records of old sightings or if the fungi only grows on imported trees. This one was in old growth rainforest, so probably it is native. Yours looks to be about the same size as this one. I have found one other reference to a sighting in Oz (by the Sydney Fungal Studies Group). So it is getting more likely.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-08 22:11:23 PDT (-0700)

The ones I found were growing from the mossy bark of a log in a marshy area where a stream runs into a lake. I’m not sure there is any way to tell if a fungus is native.

Is it native?
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-08 15:17:43 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Dan. I wonder if this species is native or was it introduced? It was on a path, but deep in the rainforest, so I would guess that it is native here, but it is hard to tell. It isn’t all that common to find the same species here as in Nth America.

3mm is small
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-08 14:51:29 PDT (-0700)

One I found was about that size.

Nice photo BTW.

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-08 14:10:39 PDT (-0700)

Thankyou. It does seem very likely, though it is perhaps on the small side for this species. It was growing on bark.

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