Sassafras Creek Fungus

25 March 2012

I spent the pleasant afternoon walking along Sassafras Creek from Monbulk to Kallista with my main (and, as it turned out, only) target being fungi of various descriptions.

There wasn't a huge variety out yet (it is an early fungus season this year) but there was a lot of Orange Pore fungus Favolaschia calocera about. A native of Madagascar this is an exotic and invasive species that is probably displacing endemic species and possibly even disrupting the food chain here.

Also sighted were a couple of developing Coral-tooth Fungus fungus_Hericium_coralloides, one of my favourites.

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image/jpegfungus Antrodiella zonota SassafrasCrk120325-9917.jpg i25-Mar-2012 15:12  63 KB 640×720
image/jpegfungus Favolaschia calocera SassafrasCrk120325-9887.jpg i25-Mar-2012 14:48  45.1 KB 800×608
image/jpegfungus Favolaschia calocera SassafrasCrk120325-9896.jpg i25-Mar-2012 14:52  38.9 KB 640×480
image/jpegfungus Favolaschia calocera SassafrasCrk120325-9906.jpg i25-Mar-2012 14:58  56.6 KB 768×560
image/jpegfungus Hericium coralloides SassafrasCrk120325-9983.jpg i25-Mar-2012 16:32 130 KB 880×720
image/jpegfungus Hericium coralloides SassafrasCrk120325-9989.jpg i25-Mar-2012 16:35  78 KB 720×480
image/jpegfungus Hericium coralloides SassafrasCrk120325-9997.jpg i25-Mar-2012 16:36 121 KB 960×880
image/jpegfungus Mycena viscidocruenta SassafrasCrk120325-0021.jpg i25-Mar-2012 16:46  50.1 KB 736×640
image/jpegfungus SassafrasCrk120325-0053.jpg i25-Mar-2012 17:12  76.1 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus SassafrasCrk120325-9913.jpg i25-Mar-2012 15:03  57.9 KB 672×496
image/jpegfungus SassafrasCrk120325-9929.jpg i25-Mar-2012 15:19  51.5 KB 720×720
image/jpegfungus Steccherinum sp SassafrasCrk120325-9953.jpg i25-Mar-2012 15:42  96.1 KB 768×768

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