When: 2015-07-02

Collection location: Wombat State Forest, Trentham East, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: karode13

No specimen available

On dead wood in wet Eucalpyt forest. Fire had passed through this area sometime over the last 5-10 years.


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thanks so much for clarifying.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-07-12 08:43:14 PDT (-0700)

it wasn’t clear just what was going on here.

Hello. Exist in TAHITI also, on Hemitrichia serpula.
2015-07-12 00:19:13 PDT (-0700)

It is more white, and the two mushrooms look like a BRETZEL.
Slugs love. After their meal there remains only the conical part because outside hardest. Gelatin is emptied. Obs later. On Coconut-Palm. No fire.

Some Doc in MYCOBANK, http://fr.mycobank.org/..., read the Remark.
And see description on: http://fr.mycobank.org/...
Beautiful obs.

The parasitic
By: karode13
2015-07-11 18:23:07 PDT (-0700)

asco has no stem but the agaric it’s growing on does have a small one. The host is immature so it isn’t clear, also not the best picture. The Yellow horns are the ascomycetes and I suppose it bares its spores somewhere on them. I had a description paper somewhere but am unable to locate it. It was a cool find and I’m happy to share it with others who think the same.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-07-09 11:17:22 PDT (-0700)

does this have a stem? what purpose are those yellow “horns?” where does it bear its spores?

what an amazing asco, doing its best basidio impression!