Observation 64050: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2011-02-26

Collection location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Sean Freeman (Sean Freeman)

No specimen available

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Fruiting body at the base of Elaeocarpus grandis located on high bank of Ross River Townsville
Section through fruiting body

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not Piptoporus australiensis
By: Tom May (funkeytom)
2014-06-22 08:27:17 CDT (-0500)

Piptoporus australiensis has not been found this far north (http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Piptoporus+australiensis), although range extension is always a possibility. More importantly, the top can be quite pale in age, but is not this dark. This leaves the identity as a rather interesting question, given the bright colour of the underside.

Comparison to Piptoporus australiensis
By: Sean Freeman (Sean Freeman)
2011-03-04 15:31:22 CST (-0600)

Thanks Noah, I agree there are similarities in the lower surface, and whilst P. australiensis does have a skin that forms over the upper surface this fruiting body had no persistent odour (although Hood quotes Robinson that this is a feature of the dried specimen), nor any pigment that stained your hands.

Having said that if it is not P. australensis then I really don’t know what else it might be.

the underside
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-03 15:53:07 CST (-0600)

makes it look like Piptoporus australiensis… but they don’t have tops that are that dark.

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