The fruit body is a polypore that grows out from wood. In vertical cross-section it is roughly triangular, with a horizontal lower side, sloping upper side and the third side is vertical and flush against the wood. The upper surface is smooth, lacking even the velvety hairiness of many polypores. It may be creamy or yellowish- to orange-brown and usually is concentrically banding in different shades and it is also likely that there is concentric and radial ridging. The creamy lower surface is composed of numerous pores (2-4 per millimetre). The fruit body may extend to 5 or more centimetres out from the wood and may be up to 2 centimetres thick at the wood surface. It has a firm texture.
It is found on a variety of dead wood (e.g. fallen branches or trunks, fence posts, power poles) and occurs also on live trees. It has been reported from a wide variety of habitats.
The first published description appeared in 1845, based on material collected in Western Australia, and now it is known from all continents.
Macroscopically, this is a fairly nondescript species. However, while some other species may match Perenniporia ochroleuca in some way, the combination of features listed above should make it hard to mistake anything else in our region for this species.
MapsANBG Aranda Bushland Black Mountain Bluetts Block Area Bruce Ridge Crace Grasslands Flea Bog Flat, Bruce Hughes Grassy Woodland Lower Cotter Catchment Mount Ainslie Mount Majura Mount Mugga Mugga Mount Painter Mulligans Flat Namadgi National Park Piney Ridge Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Red Hill Nature Reserve Rob Roy Range Sherwood Forest The Pinnacle Tuggeranong Hill
PlacesActon, ACT Amaroo, ACT Banks, ACT Belconnen, ACT Boro, NSW Bruce, ACT Campbell, ACT Conder, ACT Cook, ACT Cooma, NSW Coree, ACT Cotter River, ACT Deakin, ACT Duffy, ACT Dunlop, ACT Gundaroo, NSW Hackett, ACT Hall, ACT Hawker, ACT Holt, ACT Hughes, ACT Majura, ACT Mitchell, ACT O'Malley, ACT Stromlo, ACT Symonston, ACT Theodore, ACT Tuggeranong DC, ACT Watson, ACT
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