Forest cabbage tree, and fungus

Rare resident

This tī ngahere (forest cabbage tree Cordyline banksii) is a rare plant in Auckland city, but seems happy at home in the Grafton Gully.

Fungus farm

These fungus growths on oaks are three species:

The multiple small bracket/polypore is Stereum hirsutem.

The white-edeged one, with soft greens/browns in the rings is Trametes versicolor .

The dark brown ones are Cylcomyces tabacinus.

Check the images module in this story to help with identification. Please note, these fungus species are not edbile.

Where you are

Grafton Gully Cycleway, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • <p>The forest cabbage tree is a rare plant in Auckland city.</p>
  • <p><em>Cylcomyces tabacinus</em></p>
  • <p><em>Stereum hirsutem</em></p>
  • <p><em>Trametes versicolor</em></p>
  • <p><em>Trametes versicolor</em></p>