Ascomycota Family: Leotiaceae
Reproductive structure: Emerald to olive green, smooth, irregularly lobed to cylindrically club-shaped. Up to 7 cm tall.
Fertile Surface: Outer surface of upper portion of the fungus, dull green, shiny when wet, longitudinally furrowed, often twisted. Up to 7 mm wide.
Stem: Pale green, almost white at base, cylindrical, smooth to finely powdery, shiny, narrow and less furrowed than fertile portion. Up to 4 mm wide.
This distinctive 'club-like' fungus can grow to 50 mm tall.
The surface of the fungus is smooth, round , grooved or somewhat flattened and irregular in section. The sterile base is a slightly lighter colour to the fertile upper section.
Spores: Colourless (hyline); spindle-shaped (fusiform), obscurely septate with faint banding;
Habitat: Wet sclerophyll to rainforest.
Substrate: Soil amongst leaf litter. Saprotrophic
Habit: Solitary or in small clusters.
Comments: May range from relatively common in some areas through to rare in southern areas of its distribution. Often overlooked as hard to see amongst leaf litter but easily recognised by its green colouring.
MapsBudderoo National Park Currarong - Abrahams Bosom Beach
PlacesBeecroft Peninsula, NSW Budderoo, NSW
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