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Phellinus sp. wood-rotting bracket fungi, all polypores. Dark pores. Three specimens found on separate trees, but side-by-side at same location. Largest specimen approx. 20 cms at widest point (from memory). Cracked, wooden, zonate appearance, and same colour as the trees found on. Another spotting of what I think is the same (or similar) species, but on a different track within the reserve - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/241... Although a totally different shape, it shares many of the same characteristics as this spotting.
Native bushland in the Mt. Coot-tha Forest Reserve. Spotted on the Stringybark Track. Area dry and trees (mostly) native eucalypts and wattle species. Apparently, this species is found frequently on dead wattle trees, or so I've read.
The Aboriginal people of Australia used this species of fungi for medicinal purposes, and also for tinder.