3 Australian Fungi with crinkles versus gills:
Podoserpula Pusio, Cantharellus Concinnus and Cantharellus Cinereus
Podoserpula Pusio The Australian Pagoda fungi
The Australia pagoda fungus, Podoserpula Pusio is a unique multi-tiered mushroom that grows on well-rotted wood. I have only ever found it buried deep in moss with the stem arising from buried wood.
It comprises a series of pale pink-apricot lobed tiers with wavy to frilled margins, that surround a thin central stem. The lobes become progressively smaller towards the stem top. The upper side of the lobes is soft, pliable, dry and somewhat furry or suede-like.
The lobes have a diameter to 25 mm, are irregular kidney to oval-shaped and become somewhat funnel-shaped when mature.
The Stem is thin, pale pink and reaches deep into moss beds towards rotted wood below.
In place of gills the underside spore-bearing surface has decurrent, contorted crinkles with raised surfaces and nodules. The spore-print is white.
Cantharellus Concinnus -
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