Observation 8158: Aleurina ferruginea (W. Phillips) W.Y. Zhuang & Korf
When: 2008-04-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I think these are Aleuria rhenana. I photographed them about 1 mile from my homestead and close to a salt water creek.

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Fuhrer, Bruce. 2003. A Field Companion to Australian Fungi (Revised edition). Bloomings Books, Melbourne, Australia. 162p.

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I do have Bruce’s Latest edition, “A Field Guide to Australian Fungi 2005” I actually gave Darvin the information on procurring the edition. He should have received the 2005 edition! I did do a visual on the image and was not able to enter “Aleuria ferruginea” when Creating the name. The attached name was the one the site wanted me to use and I presumed that this was another later name update. The reference I tried to use is P299 image 462. (Aleuria ferruginea)I am not sure why this happened, maybe Nathan can advise?

Do you have Darvin’s Australian Field Guide?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-30 10:26:50 EDT (-0400)

Some of the ability to do a photo ID just comes with experience. Aleuria rhenana is a very fragile, quite brittle, slightly stalked fruit body, like the “orange peel fungus”, Aleuria aurantia, with a short stem. Your depicted photo is more robust and jelly-like. This species is not one that I am familiar with, tho, so thank heavens for Darv and his library.

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