Mucronella pendula

>/2014/06/18/fungus_Mucronella_pendula_KurthKiln140618-0830.jpg|Close-up, Jun 2014 >/2013/07/07/fungus_Mucronella_pendula_Gembrook130707-7472.jpg|Yellow specimens, Jul 2013 >/2013/06/19/fungus_Mucronella_pendula_Gembrook130619-0001.jpg|Colony, Jun 2013
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Common Name=Icicle Fungus Family=Clavariaceae Genus/Species=Mucronella pendula (Massee) R.H.Petersen (1980) Abundance &
Distribution=Uncommon Habitat=Found in a variety of moist to wet forests. Substrate=On the underside of rotten logs (or the inside if logs are hollow) Description=Distinctively 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. Links=ALA Links=fungimap Rating=
Overall: 7/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 3/3
Abundance: 2/3