Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

24 July 2016

We encountered interesting fungi before we even crossed the bridge into the unspoilt forest wilderness. One was an unusual Clavulinopsis species that not even Ed & Pat could put a name to. This was a two-toned species with a beige fertile head for most of its length supported by a brown stem. Younger fruiting bodies were mostly simple clubbed shapes but some of the older ones were attractively antlered.

A mountain grey gum Eucalyptus cypellocarpa had lost a branch with its many dead leaves now rotting near the ground. On the most sheltered and wettest side the dead leaves were partially skeletonized and a fungus appeared to be devouring the "fleshy" part. The possibility of leaf-skeletonizing insect larvae or other invertebrates was also discussed and that the fungi may have simply exploited and colonized the damaged area.

Before turning back for lunch Richard uncovered a couple of flat bugs sheltering under separated dead bark of hazel pomaderris. Thanks to Martin Lagerwey for identifying them as being from the Neuroctenus genus and that the particularly attractively patterned pale one is a nymph and the dark one (with apparently fully developed wings) is an adult.

Highlights in the afternoon were mostly enjoyed by the "stragglers" — the fleet-footed were perhaps too swift to study several large Eucalyptus logs. On the rotten log we spent some time examining the interesting and unusual fungi growing on the shady side, including a flat, firm species that appears to have formed by conglomeration similar to that of slime-mould. A path of fairly small, semi-translucent yellow discs were examined but at the time thought too cup-like to be an Orbilia species.

Thanks to Dr Leigh Winsor for correcting my flatworm ID and Ken Harris for identifying the ground lichen to species.

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image/jpegbugs Neuroctenus sp UpperYarra160724-9772.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:58 170 KB 800×600
image/jpegbugs Neuroctenus sp UpperYarra160724-9780.jpg i24-Jul-2016 12:07  90.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegbugs Neuroctenus sp UpperYarra160724-9781.jpg i24-Jul-2016 12:12  93.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegbugs Neuroctenus sp UpperYarra160724-9783.jpg i24-Jul-2016 12:14 157 KB 1024×768
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9845.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:07 118 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9846.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:07 112 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9851.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:09  48.3 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9852.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:09  93.8 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9853.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:10  97.3 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9855.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:10 215 KB 1280×960
image/jpegflatworm Caenoplana cf coerulea UpperYarra160724-9857.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:10 115 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Amaurodon viridis UpperYarra160724-9803.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:28 120 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Antrodiella zonata Warburton160724-9687.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:41 124 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Chromocyphella muscicola Warburton160724-9690.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:44  84.6 KB 640×480
image/jpegfungus Clavulinopsis amoena UpperYarra160724-9800.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:13  96 KB 768×720
image/jpegfungus Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea UpperYarra160724-9712.jpg i24-Jul-2016 10:53  69.4 KB 800×816
image/jpegfungus Clavulinopsis sp UpperYarra160724-9729.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:11  76.7 KB 880×720
image/jpegfungus Clavulinopsis sp UpperYarra160724-9732.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:13  91.9 KB 960×1120
image/jpegfungus Galerina hypnorum UpperYarra160724-9874.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:24 130 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfungus Hemimycena lactea UpperYarra160724-9750.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:32 109 KB 640×800
image/jpegfungus Hemimycena sp UpperYarra160724-9811.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:36  80.7 KB 800×768
image/jpegfungus Henningsomyces candidus Warburton160724-9695.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:46  96.6 KB 720×512
image/jpegfungus Henningsomyces candidus Warburton160724-9699.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:47  88.8 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Hydropus sp Warburton160724-9703.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:53 104 KB 640×560
image/jpegfungus Hypocrea gelatinosa UpperYarra160724-9940.jpg i24-Jul-2016 15:08 124 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Hypocrea victoriensis UpperYarra160724-9753.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:33  79.7 KB 800×560
image/jpegfungus Hypocrea viridescens UpperYarra160724-9763.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:43 121 KB 800×512
image/jpegfungus Hypoxylon placentiforme UpperYarra160724-9758.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:38 172 KB 1024×640
image/jpegfungus Hypoxylon placentiforme UpperYarra160724-9759.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:38 115 KB 800×560
image/jpegfungus Lachnum virgineum UpperYarra160724-9715.jpg i24-Jul-2016 10:56 132 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Lasiosphaeria ovina UpperYarra160724-9837.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:02 106 KB 800×560
image/jpegfungus Leotia lubrica UpperYarra160724-9796.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:07  95.1 KB 768×640
image/jpegfungus Leucogloea compressa Warburton160724-9673.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:30  61.4 KB 640×512
image/jpegfungus Marasmius 'orange' UpperYarra160724-9747.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:29  39.3 KB 640×720
image/jpegfungus Marasmius 'orange' UpperYarra160724-9748.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:29  41.9 KB 608×704
image/jpegfungus Mollisia sp UpperYarra160724-9832.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:59 195 KB 800×800
image/jpegfungus Neobarya agaricicola UpperYarra160724-9822.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:47 244 KB 1024×800
image/jpegfungus Nidula emodensis Warburton160724-9636.jpg i24-Jul-2016 08:37 107 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Ramaria flaccida UpperYarra160724-9815.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:40  91.2 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Ramaria lorithamnus Warburton160724-9657.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:06 103 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Ramaria sp Warburton160724-9659.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:11  90.6 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Ramaria sp Warburton160724-9661.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:12 139 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Ramariopsis crocea Warburton160724-9671.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:26  85.2 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Russula persanguinea UpperYarra160724-9792.jpg i24-Jul-2016 12:27  92.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Schizophyllum commune UpperYarra160724-9740.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:22  74.8 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Scutellinia scutellata UpperYarra160724-9862.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:13 209 KB 848×640
image/jpegfungus Suillus bovinus Warburton160724-9662.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:15  64.6 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Trametes versicolor UpperYarra160724-9921.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:58 116 KB 960×640
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9764.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:46 139 KB 800×720
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9767.jpg i24-Jul-2016 11:47 177 KB 800×608
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9808.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:31 121 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9819.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:46 127 KB 720×640
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9861.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:12 126 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9895.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:39  82.9 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9903.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:43 219 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9906.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:45 162 KB 800×720
image/jpegfungus UpperYarra160724-9916.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:54 129 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Urnula campylospora Warburton160724-9676.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:31 128 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Warburton160724-9667.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:23 102 KB 832×560
image/jpegfungus Warburton160724-9688.jpg i24-Jul-2016 09:42  96.7 KB 720×720
image/jpegfungus Xylaria 'spikey' UpperYarra160724-9930.jpg i24-Jul-2016 15:02  85.9 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus ?Orbilia sp UpperYarra160724-9885.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:33 138 KB 880×560
image/jpegfungus ?Orbilia sp UpperYarra160724-9889.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:34  67.9 KB 720×592
image/jpegfungus ?Xylaria sp UpperYarra160724-9875.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:25 101 KB 800×640
image/jpeglichen Cladia aggregata Warburton160724-9629.jpg i24-Jul-2016 08:34 152 KB 800×600
image/jpeglichen Cladonia sp Warburton160724-9639.jpg i24-Jul-2016 08:40 140 KB 800×640
image/jpeglichen Cladonia sp Warburton160724-9642.jpg i24-Jul-2016 08:46  84.1 KB 800×640
image/jpegscene UpperYarra160724-9911.jpg i24-Jul-2016 14:50 163 KB 840×560
image/jpegslime-mould ?Stemonitis sp UpperYarra160724-9829.jpg i24-Jul-2016 13:56 109 KB 960×720

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