A fallen stringybark

2 November 2017 (Observations made between April 2014 and September 2015) In early April 2014 I heard the loud crash of a falling tree down the hill from our house. The origin of such sounds is difficult to pinpoint but a week or so later when visiting Thismia Gully I discovered its source. A massive … Continue reading A fallen stringybark


Cribraria species

Cribraria species have a feature that makes them easy to recognise in the field with the aid of a hand lens: their fruiting bodies have a distinctive net—called the peridial net—that encases the spore mass. A second feature of Cribraria spp. are the small granules of calcium called dictydine granules that are found on the net, … Continue reading Cribraria species