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Neolentinus dactyloides

Leathery Sawgill at Currowan State Forest

Neolentinus dactyloides at Currowan State Forest - 20 Jan 2020
Neolentinus dactyloides at Currowan State Forest - 20 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Neolentinus dactyloides 26 Jan 2020 Pam
Unidentified 26 Jan 2020 Harrisi

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Pam wrote:
   27 Jan 2020
This is one of the fire responsive fungi that appear after a fire. These fungi have a pseudosclerotia or sclerotia which remains dormant untill the impulse of heat from the fire triggers that reproductive structure to appear. A couple of things to note on your images are, you can see relatively clearly the uneven edge to the gills, hence the name 'sawgill' in the common name. The other thing I was pleased to see you have captured is on the ground around your first image it looks like the ground is dusted with light coloured powder. This is a result of the white spores from the fungus landing on the soil surface. Well done.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 20 Jan 2020 12:38 PM Recorded on
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