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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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Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Sep 2019
Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Sep 2019
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Sep 2019
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Aug 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Aug 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Aug 2019
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Aug 2019
Microeca fascinans (Jacky Winter) at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jul 2019
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 27 Jul 2019
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Brogo, NSW - 27 Jul 2019
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Jul 2019
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jul 2019
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jun 2019
Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jun 2019
Eucalyptus stricta at Brogo, NSW - 24 Jun 2019
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Jun 2019
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Jun 2019
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Jun 2019
Musca sp. (Fly) at Brogo, NSW - 30 May 2019
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless soldier fly) at Brogo, NSW - 28 May 2019
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting Shank) at Brogo, NSW - 19 May 2019
Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Brogo, NSW - 14 May 2019
STRATIOMYIDAE (Soldier fly) at Brogo, NSW - 2 May 2019
Exaireta spinigera (Garden soldier fly) at Brogo, NSW - 1 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Apr 2019
Litoria verreauxii (Verreaux's Frog) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Apr 2019
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Brogo, NSW - 11 Apr 2019
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red and Blue Damsel) at Brogo, NSW - 11 Apr 2019

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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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