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Curry punk (Piptoporus australiensis) A large orange bracket fungus often found on dead burnt wood. It has a definite curry-like odour (depending on what you think curry is) This one was about 100mm wide and on eucalyptus log.<br />
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Curry punk (Piptoporus australiensis)

A large orange bracket fungus often found on dead burnt wood. It has a definite curry-like odour (depending on what you think curry is) This one was about 100mm wide and on eucalyptus log.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/73aa34a8-9625-4a94-a704-3c0cdb3a954f

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''Piptoporus australiensis'', commonly known as curry punk, is a polyporous bracket fungi. It is found in Australia. Often found on dead eucalypt trees and logs, often favouring fire-damaged wood. Curry Punk is named for its persistent curry smell which develops with age. The white top of this large, thick bracket becomes stained pale cream to orange by the orange flesh. Deep orange-yellow pores exude copious amounts of saffron-yellow juice.

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Apr 28, 2016. Captured May 11, 2015 03:31 in 74 Manestar Rd, Beaconsfield Upper VIC 3808, Australia.
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  • f/4.0
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  • ISO100
  • 9.43mm