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Dark polypore

Polyporus melanopus


About 60mm tall and the same width; a very tough dry top surface - almost shell-like; eccentric stipe; very small white pores underneath extending partly down the stipe; an attractive, fine red and yellow line around the margin.


On the top of a wet, mossy log in very tall eucalyptus rain forest.


Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Polyporus Could this be related ?

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 16, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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