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Description:

Teeth on the bottom of the fungi, very prolific through this environment.

Habitat:

Dead wood, low to moderate moisture, tree looks to have been dead for some time.

Notes:

Hungry Mother State Park, VA


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3 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 8 years ago

I appreciate all of the info you've given me. Your photo looked like young bracket fungi I have seen before & I may have been too quick to comment on them. Will do more "digging" and see what I come up with. BTW, I didn't feel offended by your comment. That's what this site is all about. We are here to suggest ideas to each other. :)

ghrrum
ghrrum 8 years ago

Bracket only describes the general shape of the fungi, and not very well here. This specific subject has teeth on the bottom, which means that rather than falling in with the polypores (like most bracket fungi do) it falls in with a different classification of fungi entirely (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydnaceae). Due to the increase in the use of genetics over the past decade the taxonomic arrangement of species has also changed, so the shuffling has placed some fungi with teeth under the order Polyporales.

I do apologize for the length of this post, and I hope you don't feel I'm talking down to you on this one. I'm a bit of a mycologist, kinda makes me talk about fungi a bit.

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 8 years ago

These are young Bracket Fungi.

ghrrum
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ghrrum

Virginia

Lat: 36.88, Long: -81.52

Spotted on Apr 16, 2011
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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