Hericium coralloides – Coral Tooth

(Synonym Hericium clathroides) On native and exotic logs and stumps in sheltered, damp places. This is a delicate white to creamy-yellow species with hanging spines. These are evenly distributed, like teeth on a comb, along numerous branches which develop from...

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Flabellophora superposita – Pancake Stack

On the ground in forests. This extremely rare species was formally described and named from one dried collection. Tiers of thin, shell-shaped caps, attached to a thick, woody, vertical stem,. get larger towards the top of the stem. Caps are red-brown to pale b...

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Panellus pusillus – Little Ping-pong Bat

(Synonym Dictyopanus pusillus) On living and dead eucalyptus tree-trunks in forests. This very tiny, cream to white fungus grows in massed tiers on the substrate. Cream pores appear large for the size of the fruit-body. A small disc attaches the stem to the su...

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Neolentiporus maculatissimus – Austral Dryad’s Saddle

On dead eucalypt trunks and logs in high-altitude forests. This kidney-shaped bracket grows in overlapping tiers. Brown scales are arranged concentrically on a pale brown cap. The cream pores dry brown. The stem, if present is black and off-centre or lateral, ...

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Microporus xanthopus – Yellow-footed Tinypore

On fallen twigs, branches and logs in near coastal northern rainforests. This paper-thin polypore is easily recognised by its funnel shape and yellow ‘foot’ (basal disc) attaching the central yellow stem to the substrate. The smooth shiny cap patte...

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