|A cluster of the Yellow Houseplant Mushroom Leucocoprinus birnbaumii|
This is a tropical/warm temperate species with a worldwide range, so the recent warm humidity must have encouraged this one to fruit. The weather in Canberra is not usually so warm and wet at the end of summer and early autumn. The fungus grows in moist, rich organic soils, so the conditions in the pot where a small orange tree grows were probably tipped in its favour as the humidity increased. This is the first time I have seen one in the garden. Although the mycelia can probably live in the soil it takes a period of warm humidity to induce them to fruit.
|I saw the fungus sprouting one day and the next they had burst open.|
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