Observation 26283: Laetiporus portentosus (Berk.) Rajchenb.

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Specimen found halfway up the trunk of a large living Spotted\GreyGum. (Eucalyptus). This gum looses it’s bark, usually during spring, which causes it to have large colour changes. (to it’s trunk.) Some of the bark can be seen surrounding the fungi.
I do not have any records of this fungi. What looks like spore droppings could be pieces of the fungi breaking away from the main body, as they appear to be too large (in my opinion.). What is interesting is the spores (if indeed they are pores) are also on the side surfaces of the growth? All images taken with Telephoto lens. (300mm f2.8 prime lens)
Open for naming suggestions etc.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Attunga State Forest Tamworth Region NSW Australia’ to ‘Attunga State Forest, Tamworth Region, New South Wales, Australia’

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Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
83% (5)
Recognized by sight: it’s common to see these older specimens that become riddle with tunnels from insect larvae.
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: More properly placed in the genus Fomitopsis.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Comment (Laetiporus portentosus)

Thanks Noah. See Aussies are always open to learn!! Chow, kk

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