Amauroderma rude

Amauroderma rude

''Amauroderma rude'' is a tough woody mushroom in the family Ganodermataceae. A polypore fungus, it is found in Eastern Australia, where it grows as a saprophyte on rotting, buried wood.
Amauroderma rude Showing underside and pores.
 Amauroderma rude,Australia,Geotagged,Summer

Appearance

Fruit bodies have caps that are typically 4–8 cm wide with alternating bands of light and dark brown rings.
On the cap underside are small white to pale grey pores that initially turn red when bruised before turning black; this red-staining behaviour is unique in its genus.
The light to dark brown stipe measures 5–13 cm long by 1–2 cm thick.
Amauroderma rude  Amauroderma rude,Australia,Geotagged,Summer

Naming

''Amauroderma'' means "dark/dusky-skinned" . The second half of the binomen, ''rude'', means "robust".

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderPolyporales
FamilyGanodermataceae
GenusAmauroderma
SpeciesA. rude
Photographed in
Australia