Notes:
Uncovered from beneath leaf litter along trail bank in rainforest with Lophostemon dominant.

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Image captured using Nomarski DIC optics at 40×. Reticulate surface with a smooth rostrum at the apex.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: White with greenish blue stains.
Used references: Bougher & Castellano (1993). Mycologia 85: 273-293.
Beaton et al. (1985). Kew Bulletin 40: 167-204.
Cribb (1956). Papers Dept. Bot. (formerly Biol.) Univ. Qd. 3: 125-129.
Based on microscopic features: Brown, reticulate spores with an apical rostrum.

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yeah
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-28 21:24:26 CEST (+0200)

It looks externally rather like Chamonixia, but those big pockets in the spore mass, etc. are different – but I wonder if it won’t show up as a close relative with rather tweaked morphology.

The colors
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2011-06-28 15:15:54 CEST (+0200)

of the peridium suggested at first sight that it was a taxon of an austral Chamonixia (=Rosbeeva Lebel & Orihara in ed.). This latter was out in force during late May, early June in SE Queensland. However, the gleba was wrong and the spores were definitely not of those genera.
Bougher & Castellano, who described the genus, suggested it was allied to Heimiella (=Heimioporus). I’m in the process of getting some DNA out to see where that points. Thanks!

So cool!
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-28 04:43:44 CEST (+0200)