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Pyronema sp. A

Golden Fire fungus at Meroo National Park

Pyronema sp. A at Meroo National Park - 26 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Pyronema sp. A 18 Jan 2020 Pam
Unidentified 30 Dec 2019 Marg

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Author's notes

Growing in heavily burnt area. Photo got turned 90 degrees.

4 comments

Pam wrote:
   31 Dec 2019
An amazing photo. It's not something I've seen before. It's a little unclear as to the form of the fungus. It just looks like blisters, but was it lumps, cups or immature brackets? Is it possible for you to be able to revisit the site and check if it changes over time? As terrible as the fires are it is also an opportunity to gather some important information about fire responsive fungi. I know a mycologist in WA who has had done a great deal of work on fungi and one in SA that I will be able to run 'unknowns' past if you are willing for me to share your image.
Marg wrote:
   31 Dec 2019
They looked like little lumps. Sorry I didn't get closer shots. I'll go in soon and get some more shots when possible.
Pam wrote:
   31 Dec 2019
Many thanks Marg. A good and valuable recording.
Pam wrote:
   2 Jan 2020
PS if you're able to get back and it's at all possible would you be able to place something near the fungus to give a scale, or give me a rough idea of the size of the lumps please Marg.
My thoughts are with everyone on the South Coast during these terrible times with the fires.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 26 Dec 2019 11:45 AM Recorded on
  • Marg Recorded by
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