it was growing in amongst fallen leaves on the underside of a living Eucalyptus obliqua stump
(back later .. child is awake)
It took ages to find someone who could help with an ID and eventually I was referred to Pamela Catchside ...
I am delighted to have had this fungus identified by Pam Catcheside
Editor, Fungimap Newsletter,
Honorary Research Associate,
State Herbarium of South Australia,
Plant Biodiversity Centre,
Dept for Environment & Heritage,
Among the photos of thata first find are these two.
I have watched that site very closely in the interveneing years, but no sign of it.
Then, last week, in a quite new site about 60 metres away, another.
Yet again, the site is under a slight overhang of the base of a Messmate (E obliqua).
This is the general view.
and looking closer ...
and closer again ...
and again ...
Inonotus dryadeus, The Weeping Bracket Fungus,