Torrendiella clelandii

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

Otways, April 2015

Sherbrooke Forest, May 2015

Kinglake, June 2014
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Common Namenone
FamilySclerotiniaceae
Genus/SpeciesTorrendiella clelandii (Hansf. 1954) Spooner 1987
SynonymHymenotorrendiella clelandii
Abundance &
Distribution
Common in Eucalypt forests in Victoria at least, and probably so throughout south-eastern Australia (including Tasmania).
Habitat &
Substrate
Grow on the bark of smooth-barked Eucalyptus species, such as the upper bark of Eucalyptus regnans. This of course includes twigs, which are covered in bark, but also large logs where this fungus can form large colonies.
DescriptionThe insides of the cup-like caps are smooth and beige-colored. The start off more urn-shaped but flatten with maturity. The outside is darker and covered with tiny hairs (setae), which are more dense around the rim of the cup. They are around 3–5mm in diameter but the largest I have measured was eleven millimeters.
Similar SpeciesPossibly similar to Torrendiella madsenii, which I haven't encountered as, to my knowledge, that only grows on Nothofagus cunninghamii.
LinksTorrendiella and Hymenotorrendiella (technical paper)
Rating
Overall: 3/9
Color: 0/3
Shape: 2/3
Abundance: 1/3

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