What is a swallet indeed? Quite a question to ponder as you wander through a late autumn day in the forests of Tasmania. The giants above? Nope - those are the 500 year old Eucalypts - the worlds biggest flowering plants. The deep dark green around us? Nah - that's the ancient rain forest whose roots stretch back to Gondwanaland - remnants of an ecosystem more than 30 million years old. How 'bout the delicate silence of decomposition?...its not that either. But on a wet wet day like this one the fungi flare elegant and bright like soft corals in a tropical sea. So what is a swallet anyway?