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Fomitiporia robusta (formerly Phellinus robustus)
A bracket polypore and club fungi species, Horsehoof fungus is very appropriately named, don't you think? Occurs naturally in Queensland. Basidiomata perennial, solitary, firm and woody, attached by a broad lateral base. Frequently creviced when old, at first cinnamon brown, darkening to black, margin entire, reddish brown. Pore surface plane, often creviced, with a sterile border 2–5 mm wide, reddish brown to dark brown.
Found along the lake's edge of Enoggera Reservoir, on the Araucaria Track. Growing on a native Ironbark eucalypt (Grey Ironbark - Eucalyptus siderophloia most likely species).
A very handsome specimen.
Spotted on May 20, 2014
Submitted on May 21, 2014