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Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 4 May 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 4 May 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 4 May 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 4 May 2019

Identification history

Unidentified 7 May 2019 Teresa

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An interesting fungi which appears each year on dead wood often on moss covered wood. It has the strange ability to turn the substrate black including the moss upon which it grows. The moss however, eventually recovers post fruiting and after a few months no sign of the fungus remains at the surface but it must be in the substrate as the fruiting bodies reappear the following year usually at a different location but still along the same piece of timber. I call this "The Black Rose" due to its petal shaped lobes which at times came be quite dense and give the appearance of a rose. When tiny pieces are placed in KOH they give off a yellowish reaction. Generally they are ear shaped, jet black on the inner surface, outer surface ages to black, spore print brown. At this time ID is uncertain.

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 May 2019 Recorded on
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