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Orange Poreconch

Favolaschia calocera

Description:

Unusual fungus is bright orange. Cap 5-20mm, kidney shaped with slightly dimpled dorsal surface. The ventral surface has pores or a honeycomb like appearance. The stem is short and also orange.

Habitat:

Found growing on a small log in native forest near Lake Karapioro in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Notes:

Thought to have originally come from Africa, this species was first recorded in NZ in the 1960's and is now found throughout the country.

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23 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Thank you PN and all that commented on this spotting for the 2017 photo competition. I am sorry for the late acknowledgment but all your comments are most appreciated.

remkinloch
remkinloch 2 years ago

Congratulations, incredible detail for such a small fungi

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

ANOTHER CONGRATULATIONS to you - a GREAT spotting!!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Congratulations! Stunning fungus!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Congrats, Rob! Beautiful shots.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Congrats Robert! Wonderful spotting and pics!

Congrats Robert,beautifull series

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Robert, your Orange Poreconch is the winner of our 2017 Best Wildlife Photo competition, Fungi category:

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triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Joshua and flowntheloop. Glad you enjoyed this spotting.

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 3 years ago

So beautiful! My eyes are in love!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 3 years ago

Really, very cool. Thanks for sharing triggs!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Polilla and Antonio. Amazing the more I research this the more widespread I realize it is. It seems to tolerate a wide range of conditions.

Great spotting Robert,we have them in Portugal too,it's a invasive species that have been reported only a few times in Portugal,it's going to spread,lets hope that the beauty dont turn in a pest http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/190... they are beautifull,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you for the comment Mark. Yes this fungus has spread very quickly. Our sympathies to those of you effected by cyclone Debbie. We have had severe flooding here over much of the North Island.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Daniele and PN for the SOTD. A most unexpected honour.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Good one Rob. It's frightening how fast this stuff has spread here. Congrats.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Robert, these striking fungi are our Spotting of the Day!

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triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you for the comment arlanda. It was a soaking wet day these fungi just about glowed with that bright orange colour in the bush.

arlanda
arlanda 3 years ago

Great spotting!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Bonnie, Joseph and Felix for your comments and support.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Nice one! The pattern on the undersides is fantastic.

Good spotting!

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 3 years ago

Beautiful shot!

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 5, 2017
Submitted on Apr 5, 2017

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