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Growing on charcoal after bushfire.  Anthracobia melaloma,Anthrocobia melaloma,Australia,Fall,Geotagged,fungi Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. This is so pretty!! Posted 2 years ago
  2. WHOA! This is so cool! Nice find, Ernst! How are things recovering after the wildfires? Posted 2 years ago
    1. The burned out areas are turning green very quickly and it is a great opportunity for photography. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance as we traveled to south Australia.Also 2 lots of 2 weeks having to do self isolation and the general ban on non essential travelling made it hard . Also now in the southern part of Australia we are almost in winter and not much is happening because of the cold. However in about 6 weeks the first terrestrial orchids should start to flower,I noticed many first sets of leaves already.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. The orchids are definitely something to look forward to <3. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Gorgeous fungi Ernst, never found this specimen. Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  4. Today's Facebook post:

    Growth after the bushfires! Charcoal eyelash (Anthrocobia melaloma) is a species of fungus that grows in burn sites. It produces gorgeous orange, disc-shaped fruiting bodies with small brown hairs around the edges. {Spotted in Southern Australia by JungleDragon user, Ernst} #JungleDragon #Anthrocobiamelaloma

    Posted 2 years ago
  5. Great find Ernst. Posted one year ago

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''Anthracobia melaloma'' is a species of apothecial fungus belonging to the family Pyronemataceae. It produces orangish cup-or disc-like fruit bodies that have small brown hairs around the edge. Fruit bodies occur in burn sites.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 16, 2020. Captured Jun 15, 2016 12:04 in 11 Sherwood Dr, Glenalta SA 5052, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO6400
  • 100mm