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Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus - fungus.
A common fungus sometimes seen on disturbed ground lawns, gravel roads and waste areas. This example was found on a disused tarmac track. Widely distributed across Europe and North America is also now found as an introduced species in Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Apparently Australia Post featured it on a postage stamp in 1981.
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Coprinus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus - fungus.
A common fungus sometimes seen on disturbed ground lawns, gravel roads and waste areas. This example was found on a disused tarmac track. Widely distributed across Europe and North America is also now found as an introduced species in Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Apparently Australia Post featured it on a postage stamp in 1981.
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Coprinus

Saprotrophic fungus

Fruiting body of saprotrophic fungus on tree trunk. Southern Highlands, NSW

Saprotrophic fungus

Fruiting body of saprotrophic fungus and lichen on tree trunk. Southern Highlands, NSW

Saprotrophic fungus

Fruiting body of saprotrophic fungus on tree trunk. Southern Highlands, NSW

Saprotrophic fungus & Lichen

Fruiting body of saprotrophic fungus and lichen on tree trunk. Southern Highlands, NSW

Saprotrophic fungus & Lichen

Fruiting body of saprotrophic fungus and lichen on tree trunk. Southern Highlands, NSW

Spirobolid millipede

Spirobolida Millipede. These animals are found across Australia feeding on the soft parts of plants and decaying vegetation. Images show adult millipede foraging amongst lichen, fungus and the rough bark crevices of a grden tree. Southern Highlands, NSW.

Spirobolid millipede

Spirobolida Millipede. These animals are found across Australia feeding on the soft parts of plants and decaying vegetation. Images show adult millipede foraging amongst lichen, fungus and the rough bark crevices of a grden tree. Southern Highlands, NSW.

Lichen on tree trunk

Lichen growing on tree trunk. Possibly a foliose lichen such as Parmotrema sp. Lichens are complex organisms forming a symbiotic combination of fungi and a photosynthetic partner, usually algae. Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia