Fomitopsis lilacinogilva – Lilac Shelf Fungus
Fomitopsis lilac inogilva is a bracket fungi and forms layers of pink to brown shelves on the surface of dead wood causing it to break into roughly cubical shapes. It produces white pores. This fungus had been dislodged from its wood substrate when observed in 2012 near the Chain of Ponds.
Pycnoporus coccineus – Red Bracket
This fan-shaped bracket is common throughout the Park, particularly growing on paperbark logs. It fades over time from brilliant orange to pink and grey, sometimes greenish due to algal growth. Spores are white.
Trametes versicolor – Rainbow Fungus
A very active wood-decaying fungus, Trametes versicolor forms large concentric, multicoloured, fan-shaped tiers. The underside is cream with tiny pores and older brackets grey. Trametes versicolour can parasitise living trees.
Trichaptum biforme – Violet Toothed Polypore
Trichaptum biforme, when mature, looks rather like Trametes except that its underside is toothed rather than pored and it is fringed by purple. The fruiting bodies shown here are very small and in the early stages of formation.
Polypore – unknown sp.