Collection location: Swans Crossing State Forest, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]
This fungi was one of several found scattered in the near surrounds. Interestingly enough, all were located in different types of habitat. One was growing on the forest floor, two were found on a nearby tree trunk about a meter above the ground, and this specimen was growing on a moss covered log. The second image, 41391 was as found. When I cut the specimen in half, wow, what a surprise. I expected it to be like most puffballs, with powder within. This Black substance was really contrasty. I was so surprised I later regretted not cutting some out to have a better look. I did not find any others in the total trek. The outer case was fairly robust, but cut like a potato when the outer layer was severed.
I really cant say that there was any aroma and the black center was secure.
Just as a matter of interest, the second image, 41391 was taken as found. The mauve coloured fungi was easily removed from its position, and the stipe was of similar colour. As the specimen was aged and had deteriorated I did not attempt to I.D. it. Although it may have been an “Entoloma rodwayi” I later realised.
Returned for collection of other material and found this specimen opening. You can see the black centre showing.
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