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Xylaria spp. anamorph This is likely an anamorph of Xylaria. Thanks Christine Young.<br />
About 5mm tall growing from the crevices in a treefern in a very damp and dark rainforest. <br />
The external folds were clean white and the core is pink. There was a good amount of mycelia attached yet somewaht tangled with mosses. This photo has the lighting subdued in an attempt to get detail on the heads. Next shot is more realistic colour.<br />
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Xylaria spp. anamorph

This is likely an anamorph of Xylaria. Thanks Christine Young.
About 5mm tall growing from the crevices in a treefern in a very damp and dark rainforest.
The external folds were clean white and the core is pink. There was a good amount of mycelia attached yet somewaht tangled with mosses. This photo has the lighting subdued in an attempt to get detail on the heads. Next shot is more realistic colour.

Xylaria spp. anamorph Spore revealed nothing supporting the idea of an anamorph.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/96021/morel_or_gyromitra_wannabes.html Xylaria

    comments (3)

  1. Wow, that's super cool. So, they were shaped like traditional mushrooms and not like a coral mushroom? You could compare to Xylaria flabelliformis?? Or, maybe Sparassis or Hydnopolyporus sp., but I don't know if those even occur in Aus.

    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Brilliant thanks Christine. I'm convinced it is an anamorph of Xylaria. Thanks. After a good long read it must stay at Xylaria sp. for this country. Posted 4 months ago
      1. You're welcome and sounds good! Posted 4 months ago

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Uploaded Jun 20, 2020. Captured in 70 The Crescent, Sherbrooke VIC 3789, Australia.