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Phellinus badius - Bracket Fungi

Phellinus badius

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

The Aboriginal people of Australia used this species of fungi for medicinal purposes, and also for tinder.

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Did you see this one? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/241... Crusty old men of the forest.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

These ones almost seem to turn to wood Neil. This looks like a pretty crusty old one?

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Apr 6, 2014
Submitted on Apr 26, 2014

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