Auricularia pusio group

4 Banksia Street Wetland Corridor

Auricularia pusio group at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024
Auricularia pusio group at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024
Auricularia pusio group at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024
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Identification history

Auricularia pusio group 18 Jun 2024 Heino1
Auricularia mesenterica 12 Jun 2024 trevorpreston
Unidentified 11 Jun 2024 trevorpreston

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Weirdly soft and fleshy fungi growing on old log.

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Heino1 wrote:
   12 Jun 2024
Something akin to Auricularia mesenterica?
trevorpreston wrote:
   12 Jun 2024
It certainly looks like it @Heino1 . Can you add it as a species and confirm? Easy to get a sample if you need it!
Csteele4 wrote:
   12 Jun 2024
Very cool find!
Heino1 wrote:
   13 Jun 2024
@trevorpreston. I’ll go to the Banksia Street Wetland , probably on the weekend, and collect some for the herbarium. Your sighting Auricularia pusio group is probably the same species.
trevorpreston wrote:
   13 Jun 2024
I think so too. The sighting might even be from the same log.
To find it just have a look under or on the side of the big log by the path.
Choyster wrote:
   13 Jun 2024
Great collaborating everyone! Super interesting find @trevorpreston
Heino1 wrote:
   18 Jun 2024
Very easy to find Trevor! I've collected some for a herbarium specimen and put ex situ photos at https://canberra.naturemapr.org/sightings/4576883. For anyone curious about the use of pusio group, the explanation is at https://canberra.naturemapr.org/species/21412.
Heino1 wrote:
   18 Jun 2024
Trevor, I forgot to add that if you look on the Atlas of Living Australia, Auricularias of the pusio type have mostly been found far, far north of here. The exceptions are two sightings, the closest to Canberra, one from the Sydney area and the other west of Albury.
trevorpreston wrote:
   18 Jun 2024
@Heino1 that makes me wonder where these logs came from, maybe the fungus was transported here via the logs?
trevorpreston wrote:
   18 Jun 2024
Thanks for your work on this @Heino1 . I very much appreciate your contribution to better public knowledge of fungi species through NatureMapr.
Heino1 wrote:
   18 Jun 2024
@trevorpreston or it's just a case of perfect conditions for a local fungus to have shown itself in such abundance. With lots of people putting up sightings on CNM, it's not surprising that previously unseen fungi are getting recorded. It helps that the log was positioned where it is. Just imagine if it had been amongst the dense Poa grass tussocks a little further on at that wetland.

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Auricularia pusio group at O'Connor, ACT - 15 Jun 2024 by Heino1
Auricularia pusio group at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024 by trevorpreston
Leucopaxillus cerealis at BSW001: Banksia St Wetland  - 11 Jun 2024 by trevorpreston
Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024 by trevorpreston
Milax gagates (Black-keeled Slug) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Jun 2024 by trevorpreston
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Eupelmidae (family) (Eupelmid wasp) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 26 Mar 2024 by trevorpreston
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Malva neglecta (Dwarf Mallow) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Dec 2023 by trevorpreston
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Dec 2023 by trevorpreston
Thyreocephalus sp. (genus) (Rove beetle) at Banksia Street Wetland Corridor - 11 Dec 2023 by trevorpreston
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Hordeum sp. (A Barley Grass) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
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Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Noctuidae unclassified IMMATURE moth (Immature Noctuidae Moth) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Porcellio scaber (Common slater) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at O'Connor, ACT - 4 Sep 2023 by trevorpreston
Paronychia brasiliana (Brazilian Whitlow) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain, Lamb's Tongues) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
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Euphorbia peplus (Petty Spurge) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Isopoda (order) (Unidentified isopod or slater) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling Spider) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston
Physa acuta (European physa, Left-handed pondsnail) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Aug 2023 by trevorpreston

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  • 10 Abundance
  • 11 Jun 2024 02:21 PM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

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  • Auricularia pusio group Scientific name
  • Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 610m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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