Scientific Name: Phellinus spp.
Group: Polypores-this group all fungi whose spore bearing surfaces consist of tubes, the mouths of which appear as pores. A few polypores have gill-like plates but these differ from the gills of the agarics by their woody or leathery consistency.
Characteristic: Form a hard corky, spreading crust is dull rusty brown in color. Pores rounded.
Habitat/Substrate: Dead branches
Photo by: Johari Jalinas
ID by: Johari Jalinas
Location: Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
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