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Torrendiella madsenii | ©Esther’s Art and Photography   (On the outskirts of Wynyard, Tasmania)
Torrendiella madsenii is a fungus characterized by large apothecia with a broad stipe, narrow, often flexuous setae that commonly have a T-shaped base, and ascospores that often produce ascoconidia. In addition, this is the only Nothofagus-inhabiting species that grows on wood rather than leaves.
Previously reported only from Australia (Spooner 1987), the geographical range of this species is widened to New Zealand and southern South America [1]. 
Fungi - Ascomycota - Leotiomycetes - Helotiales - Sclerotiniaceae - Torrendiella - Torrendiella madsenii (G. W. Beaton & Weste) Spooner 1987 [2]
These fungus were found on decaying wood. The log was covered in this species turning the wood a blue colour at some spots. Discs up to 10mm across.

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