Heterotextus miltinus

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
distribution map
Source: ALA

Common NameGolden Jelly-bells
Genus/SpeciesHeterotextus miltinus (Berk.) McNabb 1965
Abundance &
This is a fairly common species around Victoria in particular but seems quite widespread.
Habitat &
Found on wood, particularly rotten branches in a variety of habitats from alpine to semi-arid areas.
Description & observationsThese grow to about 5&ndash10cm but unfortunately I forgot to measure the ones in these photographs, which were near the upper end of that scale. They can apparently vary in hue from almost clear to dark orange. There is a very similar species Heterotextus peziziformis, which is generally a little smaller and they can only reliably be separated my microscopic examination.
LinksBill Leithhead's Fungi Pages
Overall: 5/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 2/3
Abundance: 1/3

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