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Tinder fungus

Fomes fonemtarius

Description:

Species of fungal plant pathogen. The species produces very large polypore fruit bodies which are shaped like a horse's hoof and vary in colour from a silvery grey to almost black, though they are normally brown.

Habitat:

It grows on the side of various species of tree, which it infects through broken bark, causing rot. The species typically continues to live on trees long after they have died, changing from a parasite to a decomposer.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful photo....

Jopy
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Jopy

Croatia

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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