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Bracket Fungi 

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

I am grateful for corrections to taxonomic determinations, please contact me at FreeTiiuPix 

 

Bracket Fungi

Bracket fungi are also called "shelf" fungi and are part of the phylum "Basidiomycota" and also known as "polypores".  Growing like brackets or shelves from the sides of trees, these species may be tough and leathery or thin and delicate. Fruiting bodies are also known as "conks".  Spores are produced inside tubes on the bottom of the fruitbody.  Pores are angular, elongate and maze-like depending upon the species.  

The fruiting bodies of bracket fungi may last for long periods - even years!

The following images are of bracket fungi that I have not specifically been able to identify.  

 

Note:  The same mushroom or species is indicated by letter.  For example, Bracket Mushroom A1 is the same species and photographed at the same time as A2, A3, and so on.  Bracket Mushroom B1 would be a different species or specimen.

 

 

Round white tan bracket fungus on pine tree Cryptoporus volvatus Ontario wild mushroom

Fungi - 8
Possibly Cryptoporus volvatus?

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brown bracket fungi mushroom on bark

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"The world depends 
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~ E.O. Wilson ~

 

 

 

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