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

Fistulina sp.

A Beefsteak fungus

 

The fruit body is a fleshy, bracket-like growth that grows from dead wood or live trees. It is roughly semi-circular when viewed from above and with a diameter up to around 15 centimetres, with a thickness of one to a few centimetres. The upper surface may be ridged and roughened (a little stubbly) and is pinkish-red to brown. The underside is a shade of red.

 

On the underside there are what look like numerous pores. Look closely and you see that the underside is made up of separate, but abutting tubes, not the uniform tissue of a polypore. In effect this a bit like a community of separate tube-like fruit bodies. 

 

Found in forests, woodlands and suburbia.

 

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Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by Rebeccajgee Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by Bclancy Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Mar 2021 by JohnBundock Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by KMcCue Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Weetangera, ACT - 24 May 2020 by Jar Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Tennent, ACT - 21 May 2017 by KenT Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 14 May 2016 by KenT
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by Rebeccajgee
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by Bclancy
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Mar 2021 by JohnBundock
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Weetangera, ACT - 24 May 2020 by Jar
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Tennent, ACT - 21 May 2017 by KenT
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 14 May 2016 by KenT

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Species information

  • Fistulina sp. Scientific name
  • A Beefsteak fungus Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1429m Recorded at altitude

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