When: 2011-07-15

Collection location: Mount Cole State Forest, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: TimmiT

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The little yellow flasks are a parasitic ascomycete

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sounds like you had to work hard to find these.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-16 11:24:23 CDT (-0500)

thanks for sharing.

Habitat shots added
By: TimmiT
2011-07-15 21:55:01 CDT (-0500)

I added a couple of habitat shots of the area these were found. They were found in an area that was burnt in March 2010 (as seen in the second photo). The forest was very lush and wet with the bracken reaching 8 ft in places and tree ferns scattered throughout the valleys.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2011-07-15 16:59:13 CDT (-0500)

This is so beautiful. Great Photo.

there is also a key to Neobarya species
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-15 12:30:46 CDT (-0500)

here: http://nt.ars-grin.gov/...

Very cool parasitic fungus! Looks like my friend Roz Lowen was an author on the description. I can’t wait to take her asco workshop again at the PA NAMA this August.

This one…
By: TimmiT
2011-07-15 11:14:09 CDT (-0500)

I remembered seeing on Bill Leithhead’s website but the general reference books I use are:

A field guide to Australian fungi – Bruce Fuhrer (2005)
Fungi Down Under (the fungimap guide) – Grey & Grey (2005)
Larger Fungi of South Australia – Cheryl Grgurinovic (1997)

If they don’t help me I usually browse the web or find journal articles

Very nice
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-15 10:58:19 CDT (-0500)

What are your principal sources for identifying these down under fungi?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-07-15 06:49:05 CDT (-0500)