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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 - https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/30...
Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on May 16, 2015
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