Fungus, Lake Clear ON

Decomposing the deadwood of conifers across North America,
Gloeophyllum sepiarium is fairly easily recognized.
Mushroom Expert

More easily recognized than pronounced or spelled, I’m thinking.  If only there were a common name.

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Rusty gilled polypore)
is a wood decay fungus that causes a brown rot.
Wiki

Ah ha!  The trusty rusty-gilled polypore.  Why didn’t they say so?

Yellow, orange, and brown fungus on a conifer stump.

Fungus amongus.

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Fungus, Lake Clear ON

  1. Laurna Tallman

    An artist amongus, too. Your photo is superior in many ways to those accompanying the easily available articles on the Internet. Although, unconscious wordsmith that you are, the common name herewith is Trusty Rusty fungus. (One last fling with the Although-Comma!)

    • Isabel Gibson

      Laurna – Thanks – I’m glad you liked it. I’ve never heard of the Trusty Rusty, so thanks for that, too. Although.

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