Thursday, 27 January 2011

fungi again

Do you remember this enormous toadstool?

That was last year. This year, this is what I found in the same spot:

They are so enormous. I keep expecting to find Alice perched on top nibbling a chunk.

There are quite a few growing around the base of a Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera). I think there must be a symbiotic relationship going on. Apparently a lot of Australian trees grow in relationship with fungi. I've just never seen in like this before.

To recognise how large these fungal fruiting bodies are, check out the 20c piece in the photos below:

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