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Cup or disk - with no 'eggs'Poronia erici/punctata

Unnamed at Oakey Hill

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Poronia erici/punctata at Oakey Hill - 14 Apr 2019
Poronia erici/punctata at Oakey Hill - 14 Apr 2019
Poronia erici/punctata at Oakey Hill - 14 Apr 2019

Identification history

Cup or disk - with no 'eggs' Poronia erici/punctata 15 Apr 2019 Heino1

4 comments

Heino1 wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
There are at least 20 stromata in Photo 1. However, some are cryptic and the arrows in Photo 2 point out two of the less obvious ones. Each black dot on a white disk is the opening to an individual fruit body so you see that the stroma roughly at the centre of the photo contains four embedded fruit bodies. On the other hand, the arrows point to stromata which contain only one fruit body each. These were growing on dung and in Photo 3 you see a drawn back view of the the entire dropping.
Pam wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
Good photo Heino of these tiny fungi. Were they growing on horse dung? The only Poronia I've seen up this way is Poronia oedipus which sits up on a little stalk, was growing on horse dung on a bush track.
Heino1 wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
There is an equestrian trail in the lower part of Oakey Hill reserve but the Poronia was higher up where I saw no horse dung. I assume this was a well-weathered kangaroo dropping. I’ve only twice seen Poronia oedipus (and many years ago ) – but the two sites were only a kilometre or two part. One I noted as on cow dung and the other on dung in a grazing paddock.
Pam wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
Thanks for that Heino.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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