Mt Beckworth fungi sighting

When out at Mt Beckworth, near Clunes last week we noticed a great fungi that looks a bit like an orange peony flower.

I would love to know what it is called. It was about as big as a cricket ball and growing on the base of an eucalypt. If fungi don’t interest you then there were plenty of orchids and blue squill out in flower.


One response to “Mt Beckworth fungi sighting

  1. Graeme Ambrose

    This looks like a partly dried out specimen of Golden Jelly Fungus (Tremella mesenterica). Its many surface folds have collapsed to some extent and the fungus is turning a darker orange as it desiccates. The gelatinous fungus has a high water content and quickly shrinks to a thin film when the atmosphere is dry. The fungus is a parasite of wood decay fungi in the genus Peniophora.

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