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Dark-footed Tinypore

Microporus affinis


I found these beautiful rainbow-coloured Dark-footed Tinypores on a log. This fan-shaped bracket has a velvety, ridged cap with concentric zones of brown, red, yellow, blue and black. On the underside of the cap are minute white pores. Distinctive characteristics for this species are the saucer-shaped depression in the cap near the stem, and the very short lateral stem which expands at the base to form a dark ‘foot’. Probably 50 or more brackets growing on a single log, but I didn't see this species growing anywhere else in the immediate vacinity, nor any other area along the entire track.


Found on a decomposing log in sub-tropical rainforest, on the Pitta Circuit in D'Aguilar National Park. Well-shaded, moist area, growing amongst mosses and ground ferns, large native trees, and dense lower-level shrubs. This species found mainly in rainforests from northern Queensland to southern NSW.


Here's another spotting I made a few months later of Microporus affinis at Mt. Mathieson in Main Range National Park, about 100 kms away -

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

It is a beauty. I would love to have seen it in sunlight.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago


SarahWhitt 2 years ago

I did see these a few years back and FORGOT!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Thanks,Triggs. I was happy to find them. The colours were amazing, and I love the cool shape of the first one.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Great colours. Nice find Neil

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

That's what I thought too. The closer I looked, the more colourful they seemed. I love this little heart-shaped one.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 years ago


Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on May 16, 2015

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