Christa’s picks

Christa is fond of fungi, too, and generously sent me some pics of fungal fruiting bodies. (The last two pics are not fungi but they are fun.) Thanks, Christa! (All photos by Christa Schwoebel.)

Location and/or IDs are in the captions (sometimes I couldn’t ID due to my meagre skills in this area). I’ve used as a guide Australian Subtropical Fungi (McMullan-Fisher, Leonard and Guard, Suncoast Fungi, 2014) but any errors in ID are my own. The first three are from Germany and are not native Australian species – beautiful nonetheless!

Close to the river Rhine, near Mannheim

 

Amanita muscaria, one of the hallucinogenic fungi, close to the river Rhine, near Mannheim

Polypore, close to the river Rhine, near Mannheim

Smoky Cape, NSW

Gulaga (Mount Dromedary), NSW South Coast

 

 

 

Trametes versicolor, Terania Creek, NSW

The stinkhorn, Phallus multicolor

The stinkhorn, Phallus multicolor

Stinkhorn, Aseroe rubra (starfish fungus), Smoky Cape, NSW; the stinky black slime that flies are attracted to contains spores

Stinkhorn, Aseroe rubra (starfish fungus), Wittitrin, Macleay Valley, NSW

Wood ear, Auricularia auricula-judae, near Binna Burra Lodge, Lamington National Park, SE Qld

Wood ear, Auricularia auricula-judae, near Binna Burra Lodge, Lamington National Park, SE Qld

Kattang Nature Reserve near Laurieton, NSW; the blue fruit (top right) is from the rainforest tree, Elaeocarpus grandis (blue quandong)

What you lookin’ at? (Water dragon and magpie)

Cicada

 

 

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6 Responses to Christa’s picks

  1. Josn says:

    Wonderful fungi!
    And some other fun creatures. (Really miss magpies)

  2. Christa says:

    The photo of the woodear, auricularia auricula-judae, was taken near Binna Burra Lodge, Lamington NP, SE Qld.

  3. janebeau says:

    Beautiful stuff – particularly like the agate-like travelis (? Sp) Oh, and the cheeky meet-up between the water dragon and the magpie!

    Xx j

  4. Roz says:

    Fungi – what a wonderful range of forms and colours.
    Good to see the wildlife face-to-face too

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