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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 Aranda, ACT

Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2021
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2021
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2021
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Laetiporus portentosus 13 Dec 2021 Heino1
Myxomycete - plasmodium 22 Jul 2021 drakes

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About 20 cm across (long axis). Second specimen only 2-3 cm across. Aranda Bushland towards Bindubi St bike underpass.

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Heino1 wrote:
   23 Jul 2021
This is a well-chewed specimen of Laetiporus portentosus, one of the shelf-like polypore fungi. It's probably more common to see it chewed and fallen rather than still on a tree. Confirmation will have to await the species' re-appearance on the drop-down list.

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Bolbe nigra (Black Ground Mantid) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by CathB Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2022 by CathB Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by CathB Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by CathB Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by CathB Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2021 by KMcCue Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by CathB Cyclosa trilobata (Three-lobed spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by CathB Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB Eilica sp. (genus) (An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by CathB Cassytha sp. (Dodder) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by dwise Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by Jubeyjubes Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Oct 2020 by KMcCue Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB Hibbertia sp. (Guinea Flower) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by dwise Drosophilidae (family) (Vinegar fly) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise Ditrichaceae at Aranda, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by CathB Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Porela delineata (Porela delineata) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB Euophryinae sp.(Undescribed) (subfamily) (A jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB Eurymutilla sp. (genus) (A velvet "ant") at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 3 May 2018 by CathB Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Nov 2017 by CathB Lepidoscia (genus) CONE CASE (A Case moth) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB Pyronemataceae (A cup fungus familiy) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Jun 2016 by CathB Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Oct 2015 by MattM Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Oct 2013 by KMcCue
Bolbe nigra (Black Ground Mantid) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by CathB
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2022 by CathB
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by CathB
Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by CathB
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by CathB
Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2021 by KMcCue
Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by CathB
Cyclosa trilobata (Three-lobed spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by CathB
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB
Eilica sp. (genus) (An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by CathB
Cassytha sp. (Dodder) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by dwise
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Oct 2020 by KMcCue
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB
Hibbertia sp. (Guinea Flower) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by dwise
Drosophilidae (family) (Vinegar fly) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise
Ditrichaceae at Aranda, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by CathB
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Porela delineata (Porela delineata) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Euophryinae sp.(Undescribed) (subfamily) (A jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Eurymutilla sp. (genus) (A velvet "ant") at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 3 May 2018 by CathB
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Nov 2017 by CathB
Lepidoscia (genus) CONE CASE (A Case moth) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Pyronemataceae (A cup fungus familiy) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Jun 2016 by CathB
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Oct 2015 by MattM
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT
Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2015 by KenT
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Oct 2013 by KMcCue

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  • Non-Invasive

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  • 19 Jul 2021 10:01 AM Recorded on
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