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FungusCheilymenia sp.

1 Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW

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Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018

Identification history

Fungus Cheilymenia sp. 14 Jul 2018 Teresa411
Fungus Cheilymenia raripila 12 Jun 2018 Paul135

Author's notes

small orange cups up to 2mm in diameter with pale brown hairs around the perimeter. found growing on macropod dung. seems to fit description and images of Cheilymenia raripila in Fuhrer's book p. 305-306

3 comments

Teresa411 wrote:
   13 Jun 2018
Paul, there have apparently been five, possibly more, different species of Cheilymenia recorded in Australia to date, dating as far back as 1880. It is a variable species which appears during the months of May to September after rather dry conditions, which we are have been experiencing of late, so I consider this an excellent find, and I to, have found it up this way growing in Swamp Wallaby poop. The apothecia (fruiting body) emerges from the substrate (poop) is bright orange to red in colour, depending on species, and its margin is surrounded by setae (eyelashes) which are very pale to quite brown in colour and are embedded in the hymenium, (tha bowl shaped structure) These are ascomycetes and so produce their spores in an ascus. The ascospores are hyaline, ellipsoidal and smooth 23-26 x 11-17µ. Great images again, thankyou, but I'm not 100% sure of the species; happy to leave it as Cheilymenia sp. Teresa
Paul135 wrote:
   13 Jun 2018
Thanks for your detailed response Teresa. Sounds like it makes sense to leave it as Cheilymenia sp. I just went for C. raripila because of the resemblance of my specimen to that species in Fuhrer’s book. Rather neat looking things aren’t they? Who would have thought you ‘d find something so attractive in swampy poo?
Teresa411 wrote:
   13 Jun 2018
Many people think I'm nuts Paul, but I often pick poop up and bring it home, place it in moist chambers and see what I can grow. Some of the most attractive fungi grow on poop and the stories one can tell about them are totally enthralling eg Pilobolus sp. or the cap thrower; and there are some great Youtubes to watch on the topic also. Even koala poop grows some really attractive stuff. Never be afraid to look at poop. Mother Nature has so much to show us.....

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Nearby Sightings

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Tree hollow at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Jul 2018 Cortinarius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jun 2018 Stropharia semiglobata at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jun 2018 Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018 Hypholoma fasciculare at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018 Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018 Mycena sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018 Stereum hirsutum group (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018 Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018 Acacia mearnsii at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018 Astroloma humifusum at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018 Beyeria lasiocarpa at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018 Pseudechis porphyriacus at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 May 2018 Trichogramma funiculatum at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Apr 2018 ICHNEUMONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Apr 2018 Tortricidae (family) at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 Heteronympha merope at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Apr 2018 Utetheisa pulchelloides at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2018 Villa sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Feb 2018 ASILIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Feb 2018 Geitoneura klugii at Wonboyn, NSW - 30 Jan 2018 Myrmecia forficata at Wonboyn, NSW - 30 Jan 2018 Liopholis whitii at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Jan 2018 Ixodes holocyclus at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017 PLATYARTHRIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Aug 2017 Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017 Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017 Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017 Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017 Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016 Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016 Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016 Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016 Cortinarius archeri at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jul 2016 Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016 Tisiphone abeona at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016 Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016 Ectomocoris patricius at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2016 Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015 Ishidaella sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 23 Nov 2015 Castiarina scalaris at Wonboyn, NSW - 22 Nov 2015 Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Nov 2015 Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Jan 2015 Lamprima aurata at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Nov 2014
Tree hollow at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Jul 2018
Cortinarius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jun 2018
Stropharia semiglobata at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jun 2018
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Hypholoma fasciculare at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Cheilymenia sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Mycena sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Stereum hirsutum group (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jun 2018
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018
Acacia mearnsii at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018
Astroloma humifusum at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018
Beyeria lasiocarpa at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jun 2018
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 May 2018
Trichogramma funiculatum at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Apr 2018
ICHNEUMONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Apr 2018
Tortricidae (family) at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Apr 2018
Heteronympha merope at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Apr 2018
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2018
Villa sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Feb 2018
ASILIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Feb 2018
Geitoneura klugii at Wonboyn, NSW - 30 Jan 2018
Myrmecia forficata at Wonboyn, NSW - 30 Jan 2018
Liopholis whitii at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Jan 2018
Ixodes holocyclus at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
PLATYARTHRIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Aug 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Cortinarius archeri at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jul 2016
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Tisiphone abeona at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016
Ectomocoris patricius at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2016
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Ishidaella sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 23 Nov 2015
Castiarina scalaris at Wonboyn, NSW - 22 Nov 2015
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Nov 2015
Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Jan 2015
Lamprima aurata at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Nov 2014

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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