What I saw – fungi

Yesterday I went for a hike along the Blue Arrow track in Cairns.  The walk was muddy and uncomfortable but I did get to see some interesting things.  The single item that interested me most were these fungi growing out in the open by the track.

The were white cupped shaped and the recent rain had filled the centre with water which had then turned an unattractive “rainforesty-brown” as leaves and stuff rotted in the water.  They were perched on the rotting timber that had fallen to the ground.

I found the colour and shape of the fungi quite fascinating.

 

 

I have done a bit of a search to see if I can find a proper botanical name for them but I haven’t been able to locate but I do know a mycologist who might be able to tell me and recommend a book for me in the even that I come across other interesting things on walks.

Have you seen anything interesting lately?

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