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Home Fungi Shelf-like to hoof-like & usually on wood Pored or somewhat maze-like on underside [bracket polypores]

Laetiporus portentosus

White Punk at Towamba, NSW

Laetiporus portentosus at Towamba, NSW - 28 Mar 2019
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Identification history

Laetiporus portentosus 30 Mar 2019 Pam
Unidentified 30 Mar 2019 SueMuffler

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Beneath eucalypts on Mount Imlay.


Pam wrote:
   31 Mar 2019
Sue this is a remnant of Laetiporus portentosus. Often this 'styrofoam' looking remnant, one usually finds lying on the forest floor, is often all a lot of people ever see of this fungus - which looks really good when fresh. This fungus causes white hear-rot in living Eucalyptus species. Though it must work slowly as I've been seeing it on a tree on the hill behind our place for a number of years and the tree still looks healthy! The insects absolutely love it hence all the holes where they've chewed their way through this great food source for them. Most probably dispersing spores as they go. I've been finding a few of these remnants in our area over the last couple of months Good find.
Pam wrote:
   31 Mar 2019
Correction: that should read 'heart-rot' not 'hear-rot'. Sorry.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 28 Mar 2019 03:05 PM Recorded on
  • SueMuffler Recorded by
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