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Ox Tongue - Fistulina hepatica The fruiting body was pink and fan/tongue-shaped. It was very soft, velvety, and beautiful!<br />
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Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66754/ox_tongue_-_fistulina_hepatica.html<br />
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Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.<br />
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Ox Tongue - Fistulina hepatica

The fruiting body was pink and fan/tongue-shaped. It was very soft, velvety, and beautiful!

Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.

Ox Tongue - Fistulina hepatica The fruiting body was pink and fan/tongue-shaped. It was very soft, velvety, and beautiful!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66754/ox_tongue_-_fistulina_hepatica.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66753/ox_tongue_-_fistulina_hepatica.html Fall,Fistulina hepatica,Geotagged,United States,beefsteak polypore,fistulina,fungus,mushroom,ox tongue

Ox Tongue - Fistulina hepatica The fruiting body was pink and fan/tongue-shaped. It was very soft, velvety, and beautiful!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on an oak snag in a rural, wooded backyard.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66755/ox_tongue_-_fistulina_hepatica.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66754/ox_tongue_-_fistulina_hepatica.html Fall,Fistulina,Fistulina hepatica,Geotagged,United States,beefsteak polypore,fungus,mushroom,ox tongue

    comments (4)

  1. Congrats on the awesome find! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! I was super excited to find something different! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Very interesting, it is also present in Australia so I will try to find one , I hope. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! Check out this awesome one that Mark Ridgway found in Australia:
      Ox tongue bracket (Fistulina hepatica) In the Australian forests dull, dusty browns and greens dominate and the eye is easily drawn to something as brightly coloured as this. Bright pink foam rubber lips this bracket was squeezing out through a tiny split in the side of a large eucalyptus. About 100mm long it had a very spongy texture and clear yellow tinted liquid dripping from one side.<br />
Tall Eucalyptus rainforest. Australia,Fall,Fistulina hepatica,Fungi,Geotagged
      Posted 2 years ago

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''Fistulina hepatica'' is an unusual bracket fungus classified in the Agaricales, that is commonly seen in Britain, but can be found in North America, Australia, North Africa, and the rest of Europe. As its name suggests, it looks remarkably similar to a slab of raw meat. It has been used as a meat substitute in the past, and can still be found in some French markets. It has a sour, slightly acidic taste. For eating it must be collected young and it may be tough and need long cooking.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 24, 2018. Captured Sep 23, 2018 16:35 in 55 Locust St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm