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Description:

Shelf fungi on fence post.

Habitat:

Pine-oak forest (1600 meters above sea level).

Notes:

Visit of Club BioZ to Uyuca Biological Reserve.

2 Species ID Suggestions

False Turkey Tail
Stereum hirsutum Stereum hirsutum (MushroomExpert.Com)
Yesquero multicolor
Trametes versicolor TRAMETES VERSICOLOR


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2 Comments

Ralf Batravil A
Ralf Batravil A 5 years ago

They are also known as polypores(many pores) cause the spore producing cells line pores. This form is a particularity, allowed them to be different from other mushrooms. Woody shelves may be several years old, they add a new layer of spore tissue every growing season. The new one covers the old ones.
And also, shelf fungi are used as herbal medicines.
http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/funfacts/...

Ralf Batravil A
Ralf Batravil A 5 years ago

They are also called "bracket fungus". Shelf fungi are found commonly on trees or fallen logs in damp woodlands. They can cause serious damege lumber and stands of timber.
http://www.britannica.com/science/shelf-...

oliver.komar
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oliver.komar

Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

Spotted on Jun 14, 2014
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

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