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FungusCrepidotus eucalyptorum

Unnamed at Brogo, NSW

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Crepidotus eucalyptorum at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Crepidotus eucalyptorum at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Crepidotus eucalyptorum at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Crepidotus eucalyptorum at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019

Identification history

Fungus Crepidotus eucalyptorum 24 Jan 2019 JackieMiles
Unidentified 20 Jan 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

These are about 20mm across. There were only about 10 fruiting bodies on this grey box (E. bosistoana), but I have seen them become very numerous on the bark of blue box (E. baueriana) trees, extending well up the trunks to about 3-4m above the ground, though most common in the lowest 2m.

13 comments

   21 Jan 2019
I found a possible contender for this one in the Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi, Crepidotus eucalyptorum on page 59. What do you think Teresa? It doesn't look exactly the same, but growing on the bark of living eucalypts is correct and the upper surface of the cap looks good.
Teresa wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Images are a good look alike Jackie, but without a spore print and a bit of microscopy, I would not be game to actually name it as such.....
   21 Jan 2019
Yep, I thought you'd say that. I'm a bit too slack for the spore print and ill equipped for the microscopy, so that's that I guess.
Pam wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
From all the Crepidotus species I've scrolled through C. eucalyptorum seems to keep coming up as the closest match. iNatuarlist.com has some photos that also look a lot like yours. Nice find.
   22 Jan 2019
Have to take your word for that, unless you give me a link to the photos, as I couldn't be bothered going through the whole signing up thing and finding my way around the iNaturalust website. So are you prepared to confirm it as that then?
Pam wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
Hmmmm........OK!
   22 Jan 2019
UH-oh, that species isn't on our list yet. I'll add it and confirm it then.
   22 Jan 2019
I've added it to the list, but on checking the Tas fungus book again I see there are similar things distinguishable by their spore colour (not that the photos of either of them look that good for my thing), but maybe I should try for a spore print on this one before confirming it. Watch this space....
Pam wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
Good move. I'll keep watching.
   23 Jan 2019
Tried for these this morning but they are all dessicated and no hope of spores. However, it's a pretty common species on our place so I'll keep an eye on nearby box trunks if we get some more rain.
Pam wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
The point of attachment is distinctly different in the Panellus stipticus and the Psilocybe hepatochrous to that of the Crepidotus eucalyptorum. Distinct and visible stipe in P. stipticus (which is also sticky particularly when squashed) and P. hepatochrous. The lamella (gills) are closer together, in these other two spp. and have many more lamellulae (short gills) between them and have distinct zones of progressively shorter ones. So I think you are safe with the Crepidotus!
   24 Jan 2019
OK, well in that case I'll confirm it. Which you can do you know. More efficient if you confirm rather than just commenting and leaving it to me to confirm.
Pam wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
OK. However I wanted you to feel comfortable with the reasons for my choice!

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Moth (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2019
Polyrhachis sp. (Spiny ant) at Brogo, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
Boletellus sp. (Boletellus) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Feb 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Ommatius sp. (Common yellow robber fly) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Myrmecia tarsata (Bullant or Bulldog ant) at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2016
Myrmecia forficata (Bull ant) at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2016
Acacia falciformis ((Pale) Hickory Wattle) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2016
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2016
Eucalyptus eugenioides (Thin-leaved Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 6 May 2013
Eucalyptus globoidea (White Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Aug 2004

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.756190-36.573984
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Jan 2019 3:50 PM Recorded on
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