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FungusPycnoporus sp.

Scarlet Bracket at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Pycnoporus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Aug 2018
Pycnoporus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Aug 2018
Pycnoporus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Aug 2018

Identification history

Fungus Pycnoporus sp. 9 Aug 2018 Heino1
Unidentified 8 Aug 2018 JackyF

Author's notes

growing on stump

4 comments

Heino1 wrote:
   8 Aug 2018
Perhaps a weathered Pycnoporus, but I'm far from sure about that. it's hard to say anything about this, given there's only a top view. Can you find out what the underside looks like?
JackyF wrote:
   8 Aug 2018
Thanks, I just replaced the photos with some better ones showing underside on left. I also added a sighting of another orange fungus growing in cracks in a dead log - the phone camera gives its location as someone's front garden, but it was in the public open space at the end of Glasgow Place.
Heino1 wrote:
   9 Aug 2018
With a magnifying glass you'd see small holes on the underside (say about 5 per millimetre). Sometimes it comes out of wood first as an irregular 'blob' but then starts to develop into a shelf-like growth The upper side may become weathered with time (e.g. by becoming bleached or by gaining an algal or mouldy growth, so becoming discoloured) , but the underside generally keeps the strong orange colour. You see the genus on many types of wood.
JackyF wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
Many thanks.

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Oriolus sagittatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Nov 2018
Neochmia temporalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Nov 2018
Goodenia pinnatifida at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Nov 2018
Clematis leptophylla at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Nov 2018
Heteronympha merope at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Nov 2018
Polyporus arcularius (TBC) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018
Oriolus sagittatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018
Coracina novaehollandiae at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2018
Unidentified at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Sep 2018
Clematis leptophylla at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Sep 2018
Cryptandra amara at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Aug 2018
Chenonetta jubata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Aug 2018
Chenonetta jubata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Jul 2018
Chelepteryx collesi at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2018
Laetiporus portentosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2018
Amyema miquelii at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Feb 2018
Uromycladium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Feb 2018
Bursaria spinosa at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2018
Bossiaea buxifolia at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Jan 2018
Podargus strigoides at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2017
Petaurus breviceps at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Dec 2017
Pyrrholaemus sagittata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Aug 2017
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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