Cordierites frondosa

Chlorovibrissea melanochlora Cordierites frondosa Cudoniella clavus Favolaschia calocera Heterotextus miltinus Leotia lubrica Mucronella pendula Mutinus boninensis Nidula emodensis Plectania campylospora Scutellinia scutellata Torrendiella clelandii Torrendiella eucalypti
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Source: ALA

Drummer Rainforest Walk, Cann River, VIC

Sherbrooke Forest, VIC
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FamilyHelotiaceae
Genus/SpeciesCordierites frondosa (Kobayasi, 1939) Korf (1971)
AbundanceRare (at least in Australia) but easily overlooked due to its similarity in appearance to lichen.
DistributionIt has been recorded a few times in the south-east of the country. Also found in other regions of the world but I am unable to find reasonable information online.
HabitatProbably restricted to wet sclerophyll forests to rainforests.
SubstrateFound on wood. I have seen it on fairly fresh Eucalyptus regnans as well as an old, mossy log (as seen in the photos).
DescriptionBlack, convoluted, papery fruiting bodies around 5cm across form on the upper side of logs. Can appear as individuals or a scattered colony.
Rating
Overall: 7/9
Color: 1/3
Shape: 3/3
Abundance: 3/3

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