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crust fungus

Stereum hirsutum


elongated whitish plate-like structures with crusty-looking, velvety brown centres (pic #4). They seemed to start of as small discs and then join up.


Fallen branch of a silver birch tree


Seen on the same branch as and lichen -2 spotting Thanks to Clive Shirley and Lars Korb for providing an ID for this fungus

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Thanks Lars and Clive !

LarsKorb 11 years ago

It's a Stereum hirsutum - yellow/brown core, white edged, flattened growth on deadwood.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 5, 2012
Submitted on Mar 6, 2012

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