Observation 44897: “Deuteromycota” R.T. Moore

This unusual shaped fungi was about 10cm over the longest distance. The last image loaded is the underside of the specimen. It was found growing on a dead moss covered log on the ground. I also just realised that this could possibly be a Beefsteak fungi, (Fistulina hepatica), although the ones I have seen so far, had a more defined shape. Then again it could be “Pycnoporus coccineus.”

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Comboyne Mountain Nature Reserve’ to ‘Nature Reserve near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia’


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Yo Will Do. Never wish to load poor specimens. Chow, kk

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 13:13:48 EDT (-0400)

thrice in one night you sell your observations short. do leave it here, along with the other two you’ve pledged to assassinate. they are worth keeping.


This was an old image and with my limited knowledge at the time was not sure if it was worth loading. Obviously now I know it is as you have stated and will remove it as it has no benefit for the site. kk

looks like an infection
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 05:42:22 EDT (-0400)

for sure. fungus on a fungus. though i have no proposals for either host or parasite.


Irene Have looked everywhere including your suggestion.(thank you.) Cant find enough info to make an ID suggestion. I can say though sometimes because of the extreme humidity, I do see mould on mature, (not aged) fungi. We have a real problem here with mould. It even attacks the leaves on grape vines in summer.
Now in saying that I must admit that this particular specimen was suffering from age, as you have said.

Old and moldy
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-01 06:48:32 EDT (-0400)

My guess, a wild one (can’t even see if it has pores, maybe very tiny – if there are any?), is a species in the genus Polyporus.
Not anything I know from my area, but you have a bunch of tropical species like dictyopus or grammocephalus that could be worth looking at. It’s a hopeless task to find pictures, but there are descriptions of them in MycoBank..

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