Observation 219448: Calostoma Desv.
When: 2015-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Several found on clay bank at different stages of maturity. Soil wet from recent rainfall in Eucalyptus rainforest.


Pages from Bruce Fuhrer. FYI Image numbers are in the bottom RH corner. kk
Pages from Bruce Fuhrer. FYI Image numbers are in the bottom RH corner. kk

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Used references: Bruce Fuhrer
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Recognized by sight
Used references: Cunningham, G.H. (1942) Gasteromycetes of Australian and New Zealand

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Dennis Oliver, You were dead right. My spelling error, Thankyou. kk

Calostoma by any other name …
By: Dennis Oliver
2015-10-17 04:55:32 WAST (+0200)

The only other reference book I have handy for Australia is Grgurinovic (1997)
Larger Fungi of South Australia which sadly has no reference to the genus Calostoma. Oh well, the mystery continues and good luck.

By: Dennis Oliver
2015-10-17 04:40:11 WAST (+0200)

I believe Colostoma is a typographical error and should be Calostoma.
Cunningham lists two species for Australia: C. fuscum and C.rodwayi

I assume there are more modern treatments than Cunningham.

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