A Field Guide to Australian Fungi
This book aims to encourage interest in the study of fungi and to assist in the identification of fruit bodies. Many of the species illustrated are widely dispersed in Australia and some also occur overseas. The increasing use of wood chips as garden mulch has led to the appearance of many interesting fungi in suburban gardens and parks. Some species are associated with particular habitat types or plant associations and several exotic species have spread because of their association with particular trees.
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almond-shaped annulus Ascomycota Austroboletus becoming broadly convex becoming flattened bodies to 60 brackets broadly conical broadly ellipsoidal caespitose cap surface Caps to 100 Caps to 15 Caps to 70 central depression colonies colour colourless convex to flattened Cordyceps Cortinarius cream cylindrical dark brown dead logs dead wood decaying logs decaying wood decurrent deeply convex densely diam Discs distinctive ellipsoidal eucalypt forest expanded fertile surface fibrillose scales finely warty forest and rainforest Found on dead Fruit bodies Fruit bodies form fungi fungus funnel-shaped genus germ pore gills gleba globose Gregarious to caespitose habitats Hygrocybe hyphae irregular layer logs and branches margin mature Mycena myrtle beech Nothofagus cunninghamii ovoid pine forest pink Pore surface puffballs slightly viscid Slime mould smooth sometimes species specimens Spore mass Spore print pale Spore print rust-brown Spore print white Spore print yellow-brown subglobose texture tissue translucent-striate umbo Uncommon universal veil Usually found wet forest yellow