When: 2016-05-27

Collection location: Cowdroy Creek Rainforest, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Teresa (Teresa)

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Notes:
This black fungus leaves the wood and moss stained black. I still don’t know what it is.

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Ameghiniella australis
By: Teresa (Teresa)
2016-05-31 17:38:35 PDT (-0700)

is another possibility reported by Irma J Gamundi & Egon Horak as occurring on fallen branches and twigs of Nothofagus spp. in the Fuegian Andes. At this time I do not even know if it has been recorded in Australia; however, I will appreciate any other comments on the subject.

There must be some connection
By: Teresa (Teresa)
2016-05-29 17:51:29 PDT (-0700)

as the “staining” only really seems to appear as the foliose part dies away. I can see this is going to take a lot more study to understand these species. Your advice is much appreciated. T

the last two pictures
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-05-29 09:23:54 PDT (-0700)

are of a separate fungus, possibly Biscogniauxia. You may consider creating a separate observation for them, with reference back to this one.

i have seen these Encoelioideae associate with Xylariaceae a few times now. i wonder if they are in any way connected.