Observation 308135: Trametes elegans (Spreng.) Fr.

Single fungi on wood in Eucalyptus Rainforest. I do not believe as far as I can see, this species, (Lenzites betulina) has been recorded in Australia, although common in USA.
Dried specimen available. Also I believe now correctly known as “Trametes betulina (L.) Pilát”



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Recognized by sight: a tropical maze gilled polypore not to be confused with trametes aesculi or gibbosa.
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By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2018-10-11 19:18:54 PDT (-0700)

No they are different but people mislabeled both in the past. Elegans can have both circulât pores and lenzites like slits.

By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2018-10-11 19:16:15 PDT (-0700)

Is without a doubt elegans. I bring up the other suspects because Michael Kuo’s descriptions confused many people. His page on elegans needs to be updated. What he has in his photos are aesculi and gibbosa. What we have here is elegans.

Trametes elegans
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-10-11 18:47:24 PDT (-0700)

T. aesculi is completely different from this, having very small, barely gill-like pores… I think of that T. elegans as being the same, just not from the USA. Am I mistaken?

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