Favolaschia calocera now in NSW

This bright orange large pored fungus is a weed that has been imported from Madagascar. It was sited in the Chichester State Forest, near the Barrington Tops National Park for the first time in April 2023.

Commonly called the orange pore fungus,  Favolascia calocera grows on wood. It is a very bright orange in colour. It is fan shaped like a ping pong bat, with a short stem (up to 20 mm long), attached to the side of the cap and to logs or dead branches. Instead of gills it has large pores giving it a honeycombed appearance. The pores are visible through the thin flesh. The fungus is 5-40 mm diameter.  Spore print: White.

 Note: This is a weed imported from Madagascar. It may be transferred from one site to another by the spores sticking to hands, boots or clothing. So take care that you do not become responsible for spreading this fungal weed!