… a genus of fungus in the family Amylocorticiaceae. Officially, the genus is monotypic, containing the single species Podoserpula pusio, commonly known as the pagoda fungus. This species produces fruiting bodies consisting of up to a dozen caps arranged in overlapping shelves, attached to a central axis. This unique shape is not known to exist in any other fungi.
Four varieties are known, which differ in their sizes, spore morphology, and distribution. The genus is known to occur in Australia and New Zealand, Venezuela, and Madagascar…
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(image: Collinsvale, Tasmania, Australia, by JJ Harrison)