Tag Archives: polypore

07.04.2020 Hemlock Varnish Conk-Ganoderma tsugae

Although the same species, this is not the same mushroom I posted as an abstract a while back.  I went looking for woodland flowers this morning and not much was happening.  They must be spent from their glory last year … Continue reading

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06.13.2020 Fungal Fire

A little abstract fungus something on a warm sunny day in New England. Ganoderma tsugae, along with G. lucidum, are herbal mushrooms used for a variety of applications.  I am not an herbalist or a mycologist so that’s all I … Continue reading

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04.28.2020-2 Violet-toothed Polypore-Trichaptum biforme

Here’s another from the archives that never made it to here for some reason.  The day I found these I was photographing cascades along Amethyst Brook and most likely too absorbed with those shots.  Better late than never, I guess.

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04.06.2020 A Monday morning fave

Here’s another favorite from the archives. I shared it a few years ago and probably told the story behind it then.  But I am known to repeat my stories as I can never remember to whom I told them. One … Continue reading

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03.18.2020-2 Tinder Conks on a Fallen Birch

Also known as Hoof Conks, Fomes fomentarius is a polypore fungus that lives up to its name…or got its name because it can hold a burning coal inside the pores on the underside for hours and be used to start … Continue reading

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09.21.2019 Cluck, cluck, cluck

Last September I came a cross a log that had several of these beautiful Chicken of the Woods mushrooms (Laetiporus sulphureus).  Although I don’t forage this was tempting as they are known to be delicious.  I left it where I … Continue reading

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05.19.2015 Ruffled Saddles

One of my favorite mushrooms to photograph is the Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus).  They are polypores aka shelf fungi and related to the ones probably most recognized by most as Turkey Tails.  Yesterday while hiking I found the most ruffle-edged … Continue reading

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03.19.2015 Sweatin’ to the moldies

I am a little free and easy with the titles (although mold is a fungus)…this isn’t very moldy, but it sure is sweaty.  The bracket fungus Red-banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) aka Red-belted Conk quite often exudes sweat-like moisture (guttation) in … Continue reading

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5.31.10 Ganoderma lucidum

While looking for some more water images this morning, I came across a colony of wonderful Reishi fungus (Ganoderma lucidum).  They are lovely shiny bracket or polypore fungi and are believed to have beneficial medicinal qualities. While developing they have … Continue reading

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