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Ganoderma sp. Polypore

Ganoderma sp.

Description:

A lovely bracket polypore growing in native Australian eucalypt bushland. Approx 12-15 cms in diameter. Mustard yellow/brown in colour, and white pores. Only one specimen found. Most likely Ganoderma species. There are perhaps only six species in Australia, but they are very difficult to identify because they look very similar and many of their differences are on a microscopic level. Most hard, woody, shelf-like brackets found in Girraween are likely to be some sort of Ganoderma.

Habitat:

Spotted growing on a native eucalypt (Messmate - Eucalyptus Obliqua) on the Underground Creek Track, which runs along Bald Rock Creek in Girraween National Park. Dry native bushland vegetation.

Notes:

Another possibility is Laetiporus portentosus, aka White Punk, as suggested by PN Ranger, Mark Ridgway. It is a polypore species that is also found in Girraween National Park. http://www.rymich.com/girraween/index.ph...

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6 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, Neil Ross....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Well understand Neil.. me too.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Fungus gives me a headache, Mark. Thanks for the tip.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Form is more like Laetiporus portentosus to my eye.
http://www.rymich.com/girraween/index.ph...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Thanks, maplemoth662. This was a lovely fresh specimen, and looked so happy and plump sitting in its tree. I was happy to spot it.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Six, beautiful photos....

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 3, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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