Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Wed 30 Dec, 2020 5:00 pm

Delightful looking fungus on Baw Baw plateau. Found four of them in different areas. My first sighting. Looks on it's way out.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Wed 30 Dec, 2020 5:16 pm

Those things are weird! Have seen them around Port Macquarie.

To the Cycads, I'm always curious that you come across a band of them in a certain spot and elevation. A pair of treking poles held handles-up helps walking between them.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby bunyips » Thu 31 Dec, 2020 3:37 pm

Not quite Flora but it is a Fun Gi!!! Growing around a tree...
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 4:38 pm

Heaps of Blotched Hyacinth Orchids (Dipodium variegatum) out around the area. So good to see.
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Also lots of Christmas Bush in flower along the Georges River.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 6:31 pm

Fungus on Baw Baw: that is a Stinkhorn, Aseroe rubra, Phallus rubicundus and others. I believe they exist around the world, breaking down forest litter (and garden mulch).

We first met then in the Cobberas, many years ago. We seem to have brought some of the spores back with us to Sydney, as we periodically get them on the farm now. It was not intentional, and maybe they were already here? It would seem they might.

Ahh - they can be toxic, so leave them alone.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 27 Mar, 2021 4:23 pm

Every year I seem to come across one Hyacinth Orchid that is late to the flowering party. All the others around the area are well and truly finished flowering by now but not this one.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sat 27 Mar, 2021 4:56 pm

Mt Sturgeon, a month ago. After our recent rain we should get some nice wildflowers in late autumn.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 02 Apr, 2021 10:06 am

Brisbane Laurel seeds are out and they look great.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Tyreless » Sun 25 Apr, 2021 8:09 pm

Orchids (caladenia sp.) seen today on Blackhorse Ridge, Blue Mountains.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Fri 07 May, 2021 4:53 pm

Earthstar fungi (Geostrum sp) found today in the Lower Blue Mountains. And yeah, they puffed out a good sized jet of spores when prodded, just like latter day Triffids.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 10 May, 2021 1:05 pm

Back fence of the farm. Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric. Probably not good eating ...
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 13 Jun, 2021 9:39 pm

Spotted this Tiny Greenhood Orchid today. It was so small I thought it was a blade of grass. Lucky I took a second look. Sorry for the poor photo, only had my old phone camera with me.
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Went for another visit to this spot today and found three more just metres away.
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And not 20m away found some Nodding Greenhoods as well. What a great afternoon. :D
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Mon 14 Jun, 2021 9:42 pm

Does this count as flora? Not a plant, still cool though.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Tue 15 Jun, 2021 7:14 am

Mycena interupta A lot of people's favourite fungus. Rather late in the season for it.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 18 Jun, 2021 3:26 pm

Interesting looking fungus I noticed this morning.
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