Polyporus sp.

Polyporus sp.

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(Porous Ping-pong bat)

FAMILY

Polyporaceae

Species

Polyporus sp.

Common name

Porous Ping-pong Bat

Colour

Body white to cream

Habitat

Usually on dead branches

Description

The body is leathery and initially pliable, weakly kidney-shaped, up to 14 cm width and 10 cm across, white to cream with a short lateral stem to 6 mm long, 10 mm wide. Lower surface with prominent pores, white forming a fine mesh, each pore up to 3 x 1-1.5 mm. This species was once placed in the genus Favolus. Identification T. May, RBG Victoria.

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