Observation 44691: Fuligo Haller

This brown flat fungi was found on the top cut edge of a stump. It also had some white spiderweb type periphial areas. Also this could be Gloeporus taxicola, which after further research tend to select.

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Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Used references: Possibly Hypoxylon aff. chrysoconium. (Bruce Fuhrer)
78% (2)
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Recognized by sight: septica or another Fuligo sp?

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-04-25 07:00:17 EDT (-0400)

There are a few different colour forms of Fuligo septica. I don’t know if this is one of those, or another Fuligo species.
More brownish coloured septica (due to unfavourable weather conditions?):

I have seen plasmodia that haven’t been able to mature well, and they end up much flatter than they usually do – sometimes collapsing completely without developing spores.


Thanks for the comment. I did look at Fuligo, but the colours and thickness didnt seem to match. My reference shows Fuligo Yellow or White singularly. The specimen that I loaded was almost flat all over and also seemed to follow the contour of the stump surface.?. Will go with your suggestion. From experience you are usually right.

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