Tag Archives: shelf fungus

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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05.21.2015 Button…sort of

Reishi?  It could be Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi and prized by herbalists) or a Fomitopsis pinicola (Red-banded Polypore and also reported to have medicinal properties)…I’ll have to go back later in the season after it is more fully developed.  A more … 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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