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Physarales (order)

Lyneham, ACT

Physarales (order) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
Physarales (order) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
Physarales (order) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
Physarales (order) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
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Physarales (order) 10 Feb 2021 trevorpreston
Unidentified 10 Feb 2021 trevorpreston

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There are many patches of these things in the grass around Lyneham wetlands, they are very small and i cant zoom in any further with my phone. Im guessing they are a a fungus or myxomete.

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Teresa wrote:
   13 Feb 2021
This is Physarum cinereum, a cosmopolitan species which loves to grow in grassy areas. Gardeners often think there is something a miss, but this species will not harm the other plants at all. In fact, in its amoidoid form it is consuming bad bacteria and other bugs in the gardens.

To be 100% accurate with ID to species all myxomycetes require microscopic examination. Its also a good idea to collect samples and lodge at the herbarium.
   13 Feb 2021
Thanks heaps for that info Teresa. Its always nice to find out a bit more about these things, and this is one not easy to find info about.

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Amanita phalloides (Death Cap) at Lyneham, ACT - 18 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 16 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lithobiomorpha (order) (Unidentified stone centipede) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Tortricopsis uncinella (A concealer moth) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Spilonota constrictana (A Tortricid moth) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Solenogyne dominii (Smooth Solenogyne) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Nov 2021 by Tapirlord
Calotis anthemoides (Chamomile burr-daisy) at Lyneham, ACT - 29 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Papaver hybridum (Rough poppy) at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Zoridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Wandering ghost spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 18 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Laxta granicollis (Common bark or trilobite cockroach) at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Armadillidium vulgare (Slater bug, woodlouse, pill bug, roley poley) at Lyneham, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Lyneham, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse) at Lyneham, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by Tapirlord
Lepidium africanum (Common Peppercress) at Lyneham, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Laxta granicollis (Common bark or trilobite cockroach) at Lyneham, ACT - 22 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Lyneham, ACT - 17 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Phyla canescens (Lippia) at Lyneham, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Amaranthus retroflexus (Redroot Amaranth) at Lyneham, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Little Black Cormorant) at Lyneham, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by tpreston
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Lyneham, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by Tapirlord
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Lyneham, ACT - 26 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis (Wall Fumitory) at Lyneham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Fumaria capreolata (White Fumitory) at Lyneham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Euphorbia characias (Mediterranean spurge) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Lyneham, ACT - 30 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Cerastium glomeratum (Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed) at Lyneham, ACT - 19 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish, Jointed Charlock) at Lyneham, ACT - 5 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at Lyneham, ACT - 20 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Lyneham, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Lyneham, ACT - 26 Feb 2020 by tpreston
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Lyneham, ACT - 8 Feb 2020 by SamC_
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Lyneham, ACT - 9 Oct 2019 by Gino4Gina
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Oriental Weatherloach) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Lyneham, ACT - 8 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Lyneham, ACT - 3 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Columba livia (Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)) at Lyneham, ACT - 3 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Lyneham, ACT - 3 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Jul 2018 by AlisonMilton
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Jul 2018 by AlisonMilton
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Lyneham, ACT - 15 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Little Black Cormorant) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Lyneham, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Lyneham, ACT - 12 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Lyneham, ACT - 12 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Lyneham, ACT - 9 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 10 Feb 2021 09:56 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

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