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Phellinus fungus

Phellinus wahlbergii

Description:

Little puffy brackets emerging from the trunk of a live eucalyptus tree. The tops were a dark woody plates and the pore surface was like brown suede. The velvety pore surface of more mature fruiting bodies extended down the trunk. Pic 3 shows the white exposed pores were the velvet surface had been damaged/eaten.

Habitat:

Spotted in a wet eucalyptus forest.

Notes:

Order: Hymenochaetales
Family: Hymenochaetaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 28, 2014
Submitted on Apr 29, 2014

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