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About 1 month ago I spotted this unusual pink spongy form squeezing out from the crack in a big, dead eucalyptus. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/213... I was amazed to see what it has become. A good example of the difficulties in IDing fungi purely by sight. Approx. 100mm wide.
Very tall wet eucalyptus rainforest.
The veinous appearance of the upper surface seems to be typical of the species. Also noted ".. molecular studies suggest close relations to the agaric mushroom Schizophyllum ..... Fistulina is a cyphelloid genus, meaning that it is closely related to gilled fungi, but its fertile surface consists of smooth cup-shaped elements instead of gills. The underside (the hymenium) is a mass of tubules which represent a "reduced" form of the ancestral gills. "