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Millionth Find ‘Entolama Parasiticum’ Could Be A New Species

Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Science News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Millionth Find ‘Entolama Parasiticum’ Could Be A New Species

Millionth Find (Entolama Parasiticum) Could Be A New SpeciesTo the untrained eye,  fungus, mushroom and the like are all pretty much a muchness. To South Australian botanists, however, it occupies a much more esteemed position, becoming the one millionth specimen to be collected by the State Herbarium.

This small gilled fungus – botanical name Entolama parasiticum – was found growing on damp and rotten wood on Kangaroo Island and may in fact be a new species. The wood is likely to have fallen during the 2007 bushfire on the island and was collected by researchers Pam Catcheside, Helen Vonow and David Catcheside. Read the full article »»»»