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''Fomes fomentarius'' is a species of fungal plant pathogen found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The species produces very large polypore fruit bodies which are shaped like a horse's hoof and vary in colour from a silvery grey to almost black, though they are normally brown. It grows on the side of various species of tree, which it infects through broken bark, causing rot. The species typically continues to live on trees long after they have died, changing from a parasite to a decomposer.

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Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 7, 2019. Captured Sep 5, 2019 09:42 in 40-44 Bundamba Ct, Mundoolun QLD 4285, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm