Observation 72356: Postia pelliculosa (Berk.) Rajchenb.

When: 2011-07-21

Collection location: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Kari (Kari)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2011 Kari Vivash
Copyright © 2011 Kari Vivash

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Inonotus hispidus grows also on Eucalyptus
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-07-22 05:09:27 EDT (-0400)

In “Hopkins, Anna J.M. (2007): The taxonomy and ecology of wood decay fungi in Eucalyptus obliqua trees and logs in the wet sclerophyll forests of southern Tasmania. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.” you could read, that I. hispidus grows on a Eucalyptus obliqua tree:


Inonotus hispidus occurs in Australia
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-07-22 02:29:00 EDT (-0400)

Just have a look into May, T.W., J. Milne, S. Shingles & R.H. Jones (2003): Fungi of Australia. Catalogue and Bibliography of Autstralian Fungi 2. Basidiomycota p.p. & Myxomycota p.p. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN-13 978-0643069077:


White when fresh
By: TimmiT
2011-07-21 23:05:19 EDT (-0400)

drying to “cork-coloured” or “pale dirty drown”

Color of the pore surface
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-07-21 17:37:43 EDT (-0400)

If I remind it right the pore surface of P. pelliculosa is white not yellow. Here you could find a photo: http://www.flickr.com/...

I think…
By: TimmiT
2011-07-21 13:13:24 EDT (-0400)

P. pelliculosa sometimes infects damaged trees as well, particularly older trees.

Also, with a quick search I was unable to find any conclusive evidence that I. hispidus occurs in Australia.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-21 12:17:54 EDT (-0400)

I dont know either of these two. But I rarely find Postia on living trees, and Inonotus I find on living trees…
This looks like a living tree.

Postia vs Inonotus
By: TimmiT
2011-07-21 12:03:57 EDT (-0400)

I think this observation is far more likely to be Postia pelliculosa than Inonotus hispidus considering it is growing from Eucalyptus in Australia.

Did the pore surface discolour when damaged? P. pelliculosa will show brown bruising when touched. I don’t think I. hispidus discolours (could be wrong though).

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