Observation 19962: Fistulinella Henn.

I was not able to access this fungi. It was growing about 3 mtrs above ground level on the trunk of a tree on the Shaded side predominately. I was unable to cross the gorge but managed to get this image with 300mm lens. I did notice from the image that there appears to be some misting or webbing on the rear edge of the cap. The pores are a bit strange also (circular?) . I wasnt going to load this image due to insufficient data but I keep going back to it and pondering.
(its as bad as being in the grip of the grape so to speak.) Also there does not appear to be any bulbus base or any annulus. The cap although having some damage showing is cup shape. The specimen appears to be mature. The stem is equal .The colours are true.

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Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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As Ian’s
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-08-15 11:38:53 CDT (-0500)

observation indicated it was on a tree trunk, I’d be inclined to guess that the host is a Fistulinella. Proximity to, or on, wood is often where I have seen this genus – but not always. Other mycophiles in Australia have said the same thing to me.
Go here to see Boletellus emodensis fruitng inside a dead log on Fraser Island.
Once in a while, I’ve seen Syzigites (a bread mold related to Mucor) on Strobilomyces.

Oh, there are many parasitic fungi
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-05 15:42:19 CDT (-0500)

on other fungi from very different genera …and it is not often easy to come to a decision in trying to determine them. But as far as I know you are right in Hypomyces concerning Boletes but when it comes to species it isn’t that easy anymore … there has been a lot of research recently and many (new?) species have been introduced.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-04-05 00:50:32 CDT (-0500)

“a Tylopilus or a Fistulinella but strongly spread with mould”

Does anyone know what genera (other than Hypomyces) of fungi parasitize the fruiting bodies of other fungi, appearing as a mould growth (as opposed to a jelly-like, parasitic fungi, for example)?

Hypomyces is just a guess, based on the macroscopic resemblance of this to H. chrysospermus I’ve seen on local Boletus spp. .

Fungi sp. L. (19962)

Thanks Gerhard, I did think along those lines, but as you have read I was unable to actually get close due to the topography. Chow kk

It is
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-04 16:28:27 CDT (-0500)

either a Tylopilus or a Fistulinella but strongly spread with mould and therefore impossible to come to a conclusion with…I found similar ones in Leura Forest…
it’s the problem with too much rain!