Geoglossum

8 Earth tongue at Jerrabomberra, ACT

Geoglossum at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 1 Sep 2022
Geoglossum at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 1 Sep 2022
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Geoglossum sp. (genus) 1 Sep 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 1 Sep 2022 Mike

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6 comments

Mike wrote:
   1 Sep 2022
New one for me. Mike
trevorpreston wrote:
   2 Sep 2022
Nice sighting. I think it might be the first? I see a lot of fungi and have never managed to come across this one.
Mike wrote:
   2 Sep 2022
There are some sightings of Geoglossum but this one is given as Geoglossum sp. (genus). The names should be merged but I am not sure which is preferred. I think they show as Geoglossum on Atlas of Living Australia.
julielindner wrote:
   2 Sep 2022
Is there any relationship to Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Adder's Tongue) a small fern fronds solitary or in pairs tongue -shaped? they sort of look a bit similar. I've seen it when walking in reserves
Mike wrote:
   2 Sep 2022
This is the fruiting body of a fungus. It might look a bit like the spike of Ophioglossum but you would also see leaves on that, as shown in https://canberra.naturemapr.org/sightings/4312210.
   2 Sep 2022
Love the common name, Earth tongue.

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Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 1 Sep 2022 03:38 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height
  • False In flower

Species information

  • Geoglossum Scientific name
  • Earth tongue Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 986.7m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
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