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Bleeding rug

Abortiporus sp.


Similar to 'Bleeding tooth fungus' (a northern hemisphere species) this fungus was exuding orange-red fluids from new growth. The exposed older growth was orange-rust had become very stiff velvet and formed a huge carpet covering about 25 square metres.


In a local church grounds a huge, introduced aceraceae had been removed a year earlier and chipped in situ to make mulch. The mulch seemed to be the substrate feeding this fungus.


Mystery species.
Currently looking at Abortiporus genus....

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Such amazing fungus. Awesome spotting, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jul 21, 2018
Submitted on Jul 23, 2019

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