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FungusBasidiomycota (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Aug 2019

Identification history

Basidiomycota 31 Aug 2019 ClydeRiver

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Author's notes

A small bracket-like fungus on a fallen black wattle branch on the river bank. Upper surface has concentric circles; underneath it both sponge-like and furred.

4 comments

Pam wrote:
   31 Aug 2019
The small ones are so cute!! Did you notice if there were any 'blue or grey' colour if bruised? It's either a Trametes or a Postia and I'm inclined to think it's the latter.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   31 Aug 2019
Yes, I recall a blue grey colour ...
Pam wrote:
   1 Sep 2019
Great, therefore it's more likely to be a Postia. The small ones are very immature and still becoming differentiated into their different elements. The white is the developing fertile surface, the 'furry' bit is developing upper surface. Initially they may appear a bit mixed up. Also if the wood they are on, that you said had fallen which may have them in a slightly different orientation than when they first started developing. Thus they may be trying to reorientate themselves so the fertile surface faces towards the ground (geotropism - the response of a plant or in this case a fungus to gravity) so the spores have a better chance at being dispersed.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   1 Sep 2019
Oh good ...

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Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 31 Aug 2019 Recorded on
  • ClydeRiver Recorded by

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