Observation 67929: Phellinus Quél.
When: 2011-05-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The shape and surface of the woody fungi attracted me to take some images. The surface was moonlike to me with all the crater look-a-likes on the surface.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-23 05:05:13 PDT (-0700)

I had found it here, I’d guessed some Phellinus, but I don’t know what you have in Australia to choose from.


Irene, Hello there. Nice to hear from you. I forgot to give the size of the knob. About 10cm longest measurement. I think you are pretty close with Konk.

I think
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-23 04:40:33 PDT (-0700)

it’s some kind of conk, but without a developed pore layer – resembling very young stages of Fomes, Fomitopsis, Phellinus, Ganoderma etc..
The question is, will it develop pores, or is this what it should look like, producing spores on a smooth hymenium?


Darv, Do you think it might just have been a wood notch. Sometimes trees do this, but this one looked more like a woody fungi.???

No pores or tubes?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-05-22 22:18:54 PDT (-0700)

It seems to be missing the hymenium. No spore bearing surface.

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