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Gatepost pizza

Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva


Resembling special pizza with puffy pink margins and covering the top of an abandoned gate post.


In what's now designated national park this are was once used for small scale farming. These old gate posts must have been abandoned at least 40 years ago. Post made of eucalyptus.


Distinctive colour, growth and habit.
Name is now Rhodofomitopsis instead of Fomitopsis
It is a white-rot fungus that grows on rotting eucalyptus wood.
This species was reported from India for the first time in 2009, and from Brazil in 2015.

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Tukup 11 months ago

Cheese and sausage pizza sounds good, but on a cherry crust?? What an amazing find. Thanks Mark.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

What an amazing spotting, Mark. Cool name, but I'll forgo a piece of this pre-loved pizza, thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 12, 2018
Submitted on Jul 23, 2019

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