I feel that I have loaded this specimen before, but this time I was able to provide a more informative image for identification. My references do not cover this fungi, which I find unusual, as I have observered them on several occasions.
No smell detected and was unable to get a spore count. (DB & DV : I did try!)
I would classify them in the jelly group but was unable to get any reference to support this. I was able to show the reverse side.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2014-06-27 01:45:00 CDT (-0400)

…this is really conspecific with the NZ taxon it is not bioluminescent.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-27 01:18:52 CDT (-0400)

if you find this again, check it out at night or in the dark. the genus Favolaschia has recently been added to the list of genera known to contain bioluminescent members.

As Ian
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-08-15 12:55:38 CDT (-0400)

indicated in his observation, this thing is gelatinous. From the 2 images, it really does look that way.
In the late 1980s, Rolf Singer ID’d a similar fungus for me as Rhodoarrhenia – this latter was from southern Costa Rica.

Favolaschia cyatheae
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-04-05 11:05:45 CDT (-0400)

I think this resembles Favolaschia cyatheae, what diameter was the cap and what type of wood was it fruiting from?

Favolaschia sp.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-05 01:55:56 CDT (-0400)

Now I thought Favolaschia pustulosa was a native to New Zealand only but I guess this is not the case after all.

Favolaschia sp. (14597)

Noah, Have updated ID . Thanks for the input. Chow, KK

Nice find
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-11-24 19:13:48 CST (-0500)

it’s a Favolaschia; I’ll see if I can find the species.