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Beefsteak Fungus

Fistulina hepatica


This is a soft-fleshed, liver brown species (ca. 4-15cm diam.) . Its flesh is soft and streaked-looking, and when the mushroom is fresh it exudes a blood-like juice when squeezed Cap: Up to 30 cm across; irregular in shape but often fan-shaped or tongue-like; sometimes fused laterally with other caps; finely bumpy, velvety, or fairly smooth; the margin lobed; red, reddish orange, or liver colored.


grows directly out of dead standing trees of all kinds as well as from stags.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.43, Long: 147.15

Spotted on Apr 28, 2016
Submitted on May 3, 2016

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