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Red and purple fungus


A polyphore fungus growing in a large rain-forest tree showing multicolored fruiting bodies. They appear to start red and darken to purple over time.


This one is for Mark. Whenever I see fungi I am reminded how you have become a self taught mycologist last winter.

1 Species ID Suggestions

celine 8 years ago
polypore marginé
Fomitopsis pinicola

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

..actually the bark does look oakish don't you think?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks for the compliment Martin (I think). One thing I did learn though is check the fertile surface. You'll just have to go back to get another shot. It's only 4000kms :-)

MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you Celine. I do not recall the tree but there were certainly oak around, as the location was between a town and the rainforest.
Thanks for your suggestion.

celine 8 years ago

hi mate, i think it's a young Amadou, amadouvier or polypore marginé we call it. Nice ones anyway, was it growing on an oak tree?

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 17, 2013

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