Mucronella pendula

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

Close-up, Jun 2014

Yellow specimens, Jul 2013

Colony, Jun 2013
Common NameIcicle Fungus
Genus/SpeciesMucronella pendula (Massee) R.H.Petersen (1980)
Abundance &
HabitatFound in a variety of moist to wet forests.
SubstrateOn the underside of rotten logs (or the inside if logs are hollow)
DescriptionDistinctively tapered, white icicle-like fungus with smooth fruiting bodies to about 20mm hanging vertically from a short, minutely hairy stem. They become yellowish with age (the two images shown from 2013 are of the same specimens 18 days apart). I have only seen them locally relatively late in the fungus season (which peaks in May around Melbourne). I know one log in Kurth Kiln Regional Park where I have observed them almost every June since 2010, which is where all these featured photos were taken.
Overall: 7/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 3/3
Abundance: 2/3

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