This specimen was found on the top side of a natural tree fall, (tree drop causing several other trees to be raised in one local area leaving it exposed to direct sunlight in an area that that normally has low filtered light, due to the canopy.) The log was only in early stages of decomposition, but the area had received a very high rainfall, (about four inches in as many days,)and this area is classified as semi sub tropical. Mainly eucalyptus and some teatree. A well developed fresh water stream was in close proximity. This area also produces large numbers of elkhorns and staghorns.
The specimen had no apparent odour or real colour,and I was unable to obtain a spore result that was conclusive, but would say it was similar to the colour of the fungi. The total size of the fungi was about the same as a pingpong ball. Its’ texture was rather firm and there was another similar species close at hand but had been damaged in the fall. I took several images at different exposures.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

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Used references: Bruce Fuhrer
31% (5)
Recognized by sight: The lobes are a more rounded than typically seen on T. fuciformis, but perhaps it’s a match all the same. Just a guess.
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
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Suse and Mycowalt: THE LAST PROBLEM for name.
2014-05-16 01:10:24 CDT (-0400)

For Obs., AND,,you vote that Ductifera Lloyd is true, and you vote that Ductifera pululahuana (Pat.) Donk is wrong, but:
Open,, you can read: “Rang: Genre”. IT IS A GENUS! After read: “Synonyme(s) déconseillé(s): Ductifera Puluahuana”: IT’AN ERROR! Open, “Afficher le(la) Species” and you see: 2 spécies!
I think you should correct the synonymous and also your votes. Alain.