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Lichenomphalia chromacea

Yellow Navel at Theodore, ACT

Lichenomphalia chromacea at Theodore, ACT - 22 Jul 2014
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Identification history

Lichenomphalia chromacea 10 Nov 2014 Heino
Unidentified 9 Nov 2014 michaelb

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2 comments

michaelb wrote:
   10 Nov 2014
Thanks Heino
Heino wrote:
   11 Nov 2014
This is native to Australia and the original species description, published in 1924, is based on a specimen collected in South Australia. It is widespread in southern Australia and has been reported from outside Australia as well. It is a lichen. At first glance the yellow mushroom appears to be growing on bare soil, amongst a sparse growth of moss. However, the 'bare' soil has a green wash. Under a microscope you'd see a mix of algal and fungal cells and that wash is the body of the lichen, the mushroom being the sporing structure produced by the fungal partner in that lichen. In Lichenomphalia the algal/fungal association is far less intimate and structured than is the case in most lichens. This is a Fungimap target species.

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Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Theodore, ACT - 7 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Theodore, ACT - 7 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Theodore, ACT - 7 Nov 2015 by michaelb
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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Theodore, ACT - 22 Jul 2014 by michaelb

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Jul 2014 05:52 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
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