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Orange Fan Brackets

Anthracophyllum archeri


Masses of these pale orange to vibrant red fans may totally cover the twigs on which they grow. They are attached laterally to the substrate with or without a very short stem. Gills are a similar colour to the cap and very widelt spaced. The texture is smooth and leathery.


Native forests – mainly moist forests, but also drier woodlands and forests. Dead wood; such as twigs; bracken; creepers and bark; saprotrophic.

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Gaia80 6 years ago

Beautiful fungi! Congratulations!

KostasZontanos 6 years ago


Congratulations on SOTD.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Awesome! Congrats.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats. ;)

Beautiful find Charlie,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Charlie, these vibrant Orange Fans are our Spotting of the Day!

"These vibrant Orange Fans (Anthracophyllum archeri) are our Spotting of the Day! A fungus in the family Marasmiaceae, Anthracophyllum archeri grows on dead wood in native forests. Most records for this species are from Australia and New Zealand".



SarahWhitt 6 years ago

These are SUPER!! :)

CharliePrice 8 years ago

They are , i love these and have been after "Fresh" one's for some time , normally i find them all crimpled , and ageing , but without the vibrant colour .

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Nice spotting, Charlie. An interesting species.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jun 30, 2015
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015

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