Notes: large shelf fungus, one set on long-dead ficus root and another on a discarded 2×4, KOH?
ST: lateral but v short
CAP: 80mm wide, sticks out 60mm, fan-shaped to semi-circ, fairly flat on top with sl depression to attachment and margins somewhat convex, faintly broadly zoned but obscured, very densely black bristly!, hairs twisty and somewhat tufted to 5mm or more long
FLESH: brown, 2mm thick, v tough and rigid
PORE: smoky brown, smooth to somewhat undulating, 1mm thin ragged ster marg, darker brown inside marg, 4 per mm, to 3mm deep, flesh = surface
SPORE: too long dead
There’s hairy, and then there’s this thing! Can’t find anthing resembling it in Demystified (no surprise). I’ve seen it a number of times on various substrates, but never fresh.
Hexagonia hydnoides (Sw.) M. Fidalgo on MyCoPortal
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What a cool polypore! Almost makes me wish that I lived in Florida.
Yup, that looks just like it, and the habitat sounds right. Certainly, Bahamas are supposed to have the same climate (and flora).
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