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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/66755/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/66755/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 (8)

  1. I love the close-up! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! It was so odd up close that I needed to get a shot of it! I like to think of it as the taste buds on the "ox's tongue". Posted 2 years ago
  2. Beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, it was so unique! Posted 2 years ago
  3. Stunning macro and visual! What a unique and beautiful fungus. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Still as delightful as two years ago. Superb macro. Posted 2 months ago
        1. Hehe, thanks! Posted 2 months 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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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