The Mauve Splitting Waxcap is a biotrophic fungus native to Australia and New Zealand.
In previous years I have sighted the odd, small, purple mushroom. Usually only one, and usually beneath Bracken making it hard to view or photograph. This year, we have a bonanza of purple mushrooms. Doing a Google search, I think it must be Cortinarius archeri but if you know of a similar looking species, please … Continue reading Cortinarius archeri
We had so little rain in Autumn I thought we wouldn’t have a lot of fungi this year. Two weeks into Winter, we’ve had sufficient rain to green the landscape, but not enough to run off into the dam. However, it seems to be sufficient for the fungi to begin emerging. I found these beautifully … Continue reading Tiny Fungi
The Fungi Project
This month, we have fungi popping out the ground all over the place, and each one seems to be a different species. Well, not quite, but there are so many different looking fungi around. I have not yet found a good way of identifying fungi, so I have created a page which will provide … Continue reading The Fungi Project
It’s winter in Australia, and when taking a shortcut between two bush paths, I came across a group of beautiful red fungi. This is only one of a number of species growing now, most of which I have documented previously. The vibrancy and intensity of the colour marks it as different from some orangey-yellow fungi … Continue reading Red Fungi
Eyelash Fungi (Scutellinia scutellata) on Animal Scat
I’m not in the habit of photographing animal scats. Yesterday, when I saw scats covered with bright orange dots, I thought it warranted a bit of investigation, so I took a photograph. With a bit of time on the internet, I discovered that the orange dots were tiny Eyelash Fungi (Scutellinia scutellata) . Thanks to … Continue reading Eyelash Fungi (Scutellinia scutellata) on Animal Scat
Unidentified Fungi Pt. 2
Here are a few more photographs of the fungi we have growing at the moment.
Over the last few weeks, fungi have been showing up all over the property. The photographs that follow are just some of the species I have found. Unfortunately, I don’t have a name for any of them, but they are striking in their form and colour. Some may turn out to be the same species … Continue reading Unidentified Fungi
We’ve just noticed a group of large fungi growing in a quiet spot. I don’t have a field guide to Fungi, and the online information sites seem to assume that I know what I am looking for – and I don’t. So, unfortunately, I can’t tell you anything about it. If you do know … Continue reading Frilly Fungi