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1 Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW

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Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW - 19 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW - 19 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW - 19 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW - 19 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus junonius at Brogo, NSW - 19 Apr 2019

Identification history

Fungus Gymnopilus junonius 19 Apr 2019 Pam
Fungus Gymnopilus sp. 19 Apr 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Growing out of the base of a live eucalypt (quite a young one, definitely no dead wood at its base). 2nd photo shows brown spores on a bit of bark under a young cap. Oddly there were few other spores in evidence. With most of the caps mature I'd have expected to find spores all over the tops of the lower ones, as I've seen in other clusters of this sort.

5 comments

Pam wrote:
   19 Apr 2019
The main group are defintitely G. junonius and there are enough spores in evidence on the sections of the pileus closest to the tree and tucked under the caps above to be confident with that ID. This is a typical growth habit and habitat for this species. Can't explain the additional spores. Maybe there's a fungus around I can't see in the photo!
   19 Apr 2019
Nope, that species was all that was there. All I can see is the brown spores on a piece of bark on the ground on the left hand side in the 2nd photo. I'm not picking up on the ones you're seeing. So, G. junonius is on live or dead wood, not fussy?
Pam wrote:
   19 Apr 2019
It's regarded as a decomposer (saprotrophic) so dead wood. Though it's not unusual to see those clusters at the base of live trees. Maybe there is dead wood under the ground?! Regardless they often form those densely caespitose clumps around the base of trees and stumps. I can tell the spore deposit and colour by the colour of the cap through having seen them countless times. Where they are the cap (pileus) has a slightly smoother look about it.
   20 Apr 2019
OK, I can see that now, with the spores. We've got a lot of photos identified as this species, on apparently live wood, dead wood, woodchips and even growing up out of lawn, presumably on buried wood. They do seem to vary a bit in cap surface texture though. Maybe I should put the rest up at some point to be sure we haven't misidentified some of them.
Pam wrote:
   20 Apr 2019
With any species no matter which Kingdom it belongs to there will be some degree of variation. One would hope so as well as that's indicating genetic variation - they are not clones! Growing and weather conditions will cause variations as well. Though this can cause confusion and add to the difficulty of identification from photos!! It's good to have those records of the different habitats you're recording them in. It might be interesting at one time to have a bit of a dig down to see if there is obvious wood or just soil with a high degree of organic material in it! Any time you want to put some of those records up I'm willing to have a look at them as time allows. I can't believe it I just sat down to have some coffee and check the emails - you must have known!

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Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Feb 2019
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Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Brogo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Brogo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Dec 2018
Larentiinae sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Calvatia lilacina (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
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Epilachna sp. (genus) (a ladybird beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 14 Dec 2018
Aulacophora hilaris (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 14 Dec 2018
Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Dec 2018
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Dec 2018
Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Dec 2018
Dasypodia selenophora (Granny Moth or Southern Old Lady Moth) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Diatenes aglossoides at Brogo, NSW - 26 Nov 2018
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopoides) bituberculatus (Masked bee) at Brogo, NSW - 20 Nov 2018
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Brogo, NSW - 20 Nov 2018
Lampropholis delicata (Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Nov 2018
Modiola caroliniana (Carolina Mallow) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Nov 2018
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Nov 2018
Pomaderris brogoensis at Brogo, NSW - 2 Nov 2018
TIPHIIDAE sp. (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Nov 2018
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Nov 2018
Acacia falciformis ((Pale) Hickory Wattle) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Oct 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.763227-36.577652
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Apr 2019 1:51 PM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
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