Microporus xanthopus (syn. Trametes xanthopus)
They don't call these Yellow-footed Tinypores for nothing. It clearly has a yellow foot, and where its attached to the wood, it seems quite resinous, and the pores were so small I just couldn't see them; the surface looked smooth to me.. Commonly grow on rotting wood in Australian tropical rainforests, or in this case, subtropical rainforest. The species name "xanthopus" is from Greek, and means "yellow foot." Funnel-shaped caps are satin-smooth with beautiful brown bands, and with this spotting a very thin stem. The pores underneath the cap (about 10 per mm) are a white. This single specimen had be disturbed by track maintenance, but that helped because I could then move it to better light.
Found growing on a rotting tree branch in sub-tropical rainforest, on the Pitta Circuit in D'Aguilar National Park. Well-shaded, moist area, amongst large native trees and dense lower-level vegetation.
A spotting I made in another section of the national park. Although much younger specimens, the stems are so much thicker - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/152...
Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on May 16, 2015