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Clavulina coralloides

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Clavulina coralloides at Wattamolla, NSW - 2 Jul 2020
Clavulina coralloides at Wattamolla, NSW - 2 Jul 2020
Clavulina coralloides at Wattamolla, NSW - 2 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Clavulina coralloides 12 Jul 2020 Pam
Ramaria sp. 5 Jul 2020 WattaWanderer

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Significant sighting

Pam noted:
13 Jul 2020

This is not only the first record of this species for Budawang Coast Nature Map it is also the first record of this genus in the region as well. In addition there is only one other record of this species in ALA in NSW

Author's notes

Growing in some disturbed soil amid leaf litter on the rainforest verge.

7 comments

Pam wrote:
   12 Jul 2020
Great sighting - you've justed added a new species to the Budawang Coast list of fungal species!! I've added it to the list. A delightful little fungus which because of it's form can easily be confused with Ramaria species.
   13 Jul 2020
Thanks for correcting my ID Pam - having just looked it up on ALA - I was surprised to see that there is only a single additional recorded sighting for the whole of NSW, also from earlier this year. Do you think it is really that rare or more likely just misidentified? Cheers
Pam wrote:
   13 Jul 2020
It's obviously not rare for other States, such as Victoria and Tasmania. That may mean that people there are more knowledgeable regarding their fungi or as you say it has been misidentified elsewhere. It's one I've seen around in NSW though not regularly. Interesting the other NSW sighting registered with ALA was on the south coast as well. As you now recognise the species you may keep an eye out for it for future records! Thanks again for capturing and recording this sighting.
   13 Jul 2020
Thanks Pam - really interesting feedback! I will definitely keep an eye out.
It did strike me as interesting that it was growing on disturbed soil on the slope (i think human or animal footsteps had disturbed it), do you know if it is common for the fruiting bodies to be produced in this context?
   23 Jul 2020
I have been back to the same site and the fruiting bodies now extend over at least 50m^2 !
Pam wrote:
   26 Jul 2020
Wow, that's great. I've not found anything in the reading of done so far on this species that says anything about it favouring disturbed soil. I have seen this tendency with some Thelephoraceae species.
Pam wrote:
   26 Jul 2020
There is just so much we have to learn about fungi. So any information such as this that you've gathered all goes towards helping to build a better and more comprehensive understanding of them and their roll in the environment. Thank you for your contribution.

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Agarics gilled fungi at Wattamolla, NSW - 2 Jul 2020 by WattaWanderer
Macrolepiota clelandii (Macrolepiota clelandii) at Wattamolla, NSW - 9 Jun 2020 by WattaWanderer
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Wattamolla, NSW - 9 Jun 2020 by WattaWanderer
Elaeodendron australe (Blush Boxwood) at Wattamolla, NSW - 21 Apr 2020 by WattaWanderer
Litoria lesueuri (Lesueur's Tree Frog) at Wattamolla, NSW - 20 Mar 2020 by WattaWanderer
Stereum ostrea (Golden Curtain Crust/Sunset Fungus) at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by WattaWanderer
Breynia oblongifolia (Coffee Bush) at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by WattaWanderer
Arcyria obvelata at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by WattaWanderer
OPILIONES (Harvestman) at Wattamolla, NSW - 5 Mar 2020 by WattaWanderer
Solanum prinophyllum (Forest Nightshade) at Wattamolla, NSW - 22 Jan 2020 by WattaWanderer

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Jul 2020 04:31 PM Recorded on
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