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Phellinus sp.

Phellinus sp. at Wattamolla, NSW

Phellinus sp. at Wattamolla, NSW - 23 Dec 2019
Phellinus sp. at Wattamolla, NSW - 23 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Phellinus sp. 27 Dec 2019 Pam
Unidentified 26 Dec 2019 WattaWanderer

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Pam wrote:
   27 Dec 2019
The images you've put up show the typical 'hoof-shaped form of some species of Phellinus with the brownish pores. I suspect it is either P badius (brown spores) or more likely P. robustus (colourless spores). Can only distinguish more definitively by looking at the microscopic characteristics.
Both species cause heart rot in living trees such as eucalypts, acacias and allocasuarinas. P. badius has been observed on a decayed wooden eucalypt electricity transmission pole in Qld.!!
   28 Dec 2019
Many thanks Pam, this is fascinating!
   28 Dec 2019
Do you have any advice about starting to document fungi species in my area? Either I can blindly snap anything/everything or are there resources I can refer to to help me focus on certain species?
Pam wrote:
   29 Dec 2019
I've messaged some comments through.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 23 Dec 2019 09:57 AM Recorded on
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