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Orange Fan

Anthracophyllum archeri


small uniformly coloured brick red , fan shaped species. 0.5-3 cm in diam. subdistant or distant gills and a much reduced stipe.


colonised on a small branch in the leaf litter


this is a white-spored, wood inhabiting genuswith only ca. 10 species worldwide This fungus causes a white rot which means it can degrade the cellulose and lignin of woody tissue.

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CharliePrice 8 years ago

Thankyou for the common name Malcolm :)

The Common Name is actually "Orange Fan".
You can read more about them here:

Congratulations on your SOTD.

CharliePrice 8 years ago

Thankyou both so much Leana and Bhagya :)

Congratulations CharliePrice on this SOTD!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting... Congrats....

CharliePrice 8 years ago

Lori was just a medium sized branch roughly the length of your arm and about 40mm in diam., dead and dry .. not really sure what type of branch it was , as Latrobe has many different types of tree's and the ID on them is not my strong point.the branch was just on the ground amongst leaf litter.

WOW!!! thankyou so much everyone , i am so very happy having SOTD and that so many of you have dropped by with such wonderful messages ..thankyou so much :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations Charlie !

lori.tas 8 years ago

Charlie, do your remember the tree species this was on? And was it live or dead?

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

What a gorgeous fungus - congratulations on your SOTD!

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Charlie. Nice series of images .. love the colour and detail

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats again Charlie !! These are one of the prettiest Marasmiaceae. They look like rusting iron underneath.

Yasser 8 years ago

Awesome series Charlie! So awesome, in fact, that it was selected as Spotting of the Day! Congrats and thanks for all the wonderful contributions.


Bravo Charlie!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great colour. So Aussie.

JakelineBarros 8 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!

Great capture,beautiful,congrats and thanks for sharing

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Sep 13, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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