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Horsehoof Fungus

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.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

This was by no means the largest one I saw that day, but it was certainly the most beautiful. I'll put my money on this one. Cheers Ernst.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Just a little pony, but it has high hopes. Thanks, kd.

kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Not quite a clydesdale...but an excellent specimen!

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 20, 2014
Submitted on May 21, 2014

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