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Orange pore fungus

Favolaschia calocera


he fruit body is bright orange and has pores on the underside of the cap, which is up to 20 mm in diameter. Resembles an orange fan with deep pores, or a ping pong bat.


very busy walking tracks around the center of a community , this specimen , near an entry point onto the main walk , growing on a log (small mremovable size) Specimen's , has been dryed/bagged and tagged for further micro tree log has been burnt.


This fungus occurs naturally in Asia and Madagascar, but has been introduced to New Zealand and Europe. It has recently been sighted around Melbourne and at Lamington NP in Queensland as a 'fungal weed'. This is now the second reported sighting of it in Tasmania , that has been brought to the attention of Dr G. Gates ...both found in very similar woodlands habitats.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Well if it follows the pattern here you will see it often next year and in the year after that it will be everywhere. :(

CharliePrice 7 years ago

Two more positive finds of this in other places.. :( looks like it's spreading.

EdvinJohannesen 7 years ago

I found this fungus a few places on Hawaii Big Island about four years ago.

CharliePrice 7 years ago

Well we know Herman , will have Latrobe checked daily .....the other first sighting , had a lot more fruiting bodies and well established ....i have not ever seen it in any of the places i go too , and atleast this one with it's colour stands out ...but hate to think what other property's it may be on ...time will tell . I would like to know when you do spot it , what it's growing on , to keep a more vigilant eye out for it :) ....shame weeds are so cool looking , although i still have not found the white species ..on the WISH LIST ;)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Let's hope it's not too bad of a weed there. I will be looking more closely at what tree species it gets into here. I've got some shots from last year (somewhere!?) showing whole trees covered.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on May 4, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2015

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