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Ghost Fungus at Meroo National Park

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Omphalotus nidiformis at Meroo National Park - 7 Jul 2019
Omphalotus nidiformis at Meroo National Park - 7 Jul 2019

Identification history

Fungus Omphalotus nidiformis 8 Jul 2019 Pam
Unidentified 7 Jul 2019 GLemann

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Author's notes

Largest one about 16cm across.

4 comments

Pam wrote:
   8 Jul 2019
This is the second sighting of this luminous fungus in the last week or so. It seems to have been an unusually long season for this species. Did you get a chance to see it at night when it was 'glowing', a character that has given it the common name of 'ghost fungus'?!
GLemann wrote:
   9 Jul 2019
Thanks Pam. I'm going to have a look tonight to see if it is glowing.
GLemann wrote:
   9 Jul 2019
Glowing beautifully!
Pam wrote:
   11 Jul 2019
That's great. It's worth rugging up and going out in the dark................!

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Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Meroo National Park - 15 Jan 2020 by Marg
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Meroo National Park - 18 Apr 2019 by Marg
Synoum glandulosum subsp. glandulosum (Scentless Rosewood) at Meroo National Park - 16 Dec 2018 by GLemann
Podocarpus spinulosus at Meroo National Park - 11 Dec 2018 by GLemann
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Meroo National Park - 14 Jul 2018 by Winston

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Jul 2019 Recorded on
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