Sunday Fungi: Served on Wood

Over the past few weeks, I’ve chosen the more fragile, ephemeral fungi to post on a Sunday. But that can’t be said of this week’s specimen. Its name? Nah, some kind of bracket.

Wood-look bracket

A wooden bracket? No, it’s a fungus. 17 September 2018

What I like about this sturdy fella is how the older growths have taken on the patterning of the host log. It’s almost as if they’re all made of wood.

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26 Responses to Sunday Fungi: Served on Wood

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    So is this mycology or just kink for you crimson? I can’t seem to figure that out. Writer, poet, fungi aficionado… 😉

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  2. Fungi are wonderful things and there’s been more about than usual recently.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      There;s a trend to leave wind-blown trees and branches instead of tidying them away; this encourages the woodeating fungi. That’s one reason. The warm and wet climate helps as well. Possibly the drive away from chemical farming and gardening might help, though that depends on where you live. Or maybe we’re just more aware.

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  3. Dale says:

    I love your fungi fotos!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Interesting, that top/right layer really does look like it’s trying to camouflage itself against the wood! So are the top layers the older ones and the new growths always come out on the bottom?

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