Observation 5789: Ganoderma P. Karst.

large shelf fungus in small cluster at base of large fig (live)
CAP: 100-150mm wide, flat, dusty black with ochre sheen but mostly matte, yellow growing margin, concentric ridges but not zoned at all, smooth
FLESH: 4-5mm thick, brown, dry, tough, corky
PORES: 4-5 per mm, v dark brown, to 8mm deep, smooth, thin walls, striking bright metallic-ochre when viewed at oblique angle
SPORE: blackish olive green (can be seen in second photo)

Sorry, I see that “polypores” are actually strewn over multiple orders, I’ll leave it as “fungi” until I have a clue.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2007-12-31 12:16:17 MST (-0700)

I was thinking Fomitopsis rather than Ganoderma.

By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-12-30 19:20:00 MST (-0700)

Not a ganoderma I’m familiar with but you might see what fruits in your area.