Observation 55269: “Heterobasidiomycetes” R.T. Moore

I am always on the look-out for Jelly Fungi, especially after heavy rains. These were found in a damp dark area covered by undergrowth with some filtered light reaching the fungi. Usually these fungi only last about 24hours if they are subjected to direct sunlight. The average size of the clusters was about 25-30mm

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Used references: Observation 132673
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Used references: Thompson, Peter I. Ascomycetes in Colour Found and Photographed in Mainland Britain. United Kingdom: Xlibris Publishing, 2013. Print. pg. 75 fig. 150
Medardi, Gianfranco. Atlante fotografico degli Ascomiceti d’Italia. Trento: Associazone Micologica Bresadola, 2012. Print. pg. 17
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Recognized by sight: some resemblance to the figure in Ascomycete Fungi of North America (Bessette & Beug, 2014, pg. 401)
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Hello Dany.
2014-06-29 23:01:32 PDT (-0700)

Very happy for your come-back. Sorry for my late in response, overflowing with work.
See: N. pura on:http://www.mycoquebec.org/....
Ciboria forms.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-04-30 13:06:58 PDT (-0700)

it does not look like an ascomycete to me.
I would go for Exidia or Myxarium (the latter is favored because I think I see enclosed crystal-like elements (like salt-grains) in the fruitbodies) but of course no final decision without further examination. Sorry!

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Danny, Looks close to me. Maybe Gerhard would like to comment.??

sounds lovely
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-01 03:22:40 PDT (-0700)

being off the grid can be a beautiful thing, microscope access be damned.

besides, now I know what to get you for your birthday when I win the lottery. :)


Hi, Where I live is really Rural. I am lucky to get an appointment with the local GP within 4-6 weeks. A plane trip would be needed to get a Biochemist/biologist). Internet is restricted to landline ADSL (not ADSL2)and wireless/satellite internet is not available. We have no public transport in this area, but some trains do stop at the local station if you book ahead. The closest town to me is Port Macquarie which is over 100 klms away down the East Coast. I feel so fortunate & lucky to be able to share my finds with the MO people, and appreciate the help I receive. Swans Crosssing, which I visit regularly for Fungi, is located inland from me, and about 2hours drive each way on bush,(dirt)track roads. The walking track at Swanns Crossing that I follow, usually takes me about 5 hours to walk return to my vehicle.. This is the closest Fungi spot that I mainly use. But no complaints, I choose to live where I live. I have sent specimens to Brisbane Botanical Gardens (Queensland) for their collections. Melbourne Botanical Gardens do their own thing and arent really interested in my finds so Brisbane wins out.
Chow, kk

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-08-31 15:37:30 PDT (-0700)

I know you don’t have a scope at your disposal, but Neobulgaria is an ascomycete. Scoping any jelly, however you can (find a friendly biologist?), will rapidly narrow down genus possibilities based on asci versus basidia and, if basidia, what type (transversely septate, cruciate, tuning fork, etc.).

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Thanks for your comment Damon. I was still loading some text when I had a visitor. I have now added some more info to the fungi description. Please feel free to comment on anything I put up. We can all learn. Chow, kk

I probably
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-11 19:27:04 PDT (-0700)

should not comment about ANYTHING in Australia, as its so foreign… but… you mentioned heavy rains. I was thinking Neobulgaria pura. Your fifth picture had a couple of formations that resemble a regular type for this if it were not absorbing water so quickly. So i think these are exacerbated.Fungi of switzerland has a good representation as well.

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