Observation 55298: “Deuteromycota” R.T. Moore
When: 2010-10-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I cannot remember ever seeing this particular fungi before. I found it on the edge of the bush track I was on. It was almost completely covered with leaf debri.
I only noticed it because of the white colouring against the dark forest floor.
I would tend to think it belongs to the Coral group of fungi and for the moment for my reference I have called it Cabbage fungi. I cleared the debri away to check what it was growing on and found that it was attached to either a stick or tree root. At the time I should have checked further to see if it was dead wood or not, but was rather amazed at this find.
The ground was red soil, consistant with this area, and rather damp. I have taken several images at different exposures. All the images were taken overhead as I was unable to get a shot from the side of the fungi that really displayed it in it’s true glory. The problem with this type of shot is the Depth of field and some sections are not in focus. This was a single specimen and although I searched the surrounding area it appeared to be the only one of its kind.
The cross section was about 20mm and it was only about 10mm in height.

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Yes, was definitely growing on wood. I cleared the soil away from the base. I did not prove whether it was deadwood or a tree root. Chow, kk

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-12 05:05:14 CDT (-0400)

this looks a bit like Isaria sinclairii, but would have to be attached to an insect host to even consider such an ID.

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