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Fomes excavatus There was a bunch of bracket fungi that ranged in color from orange to brown growing on these birch logs. Several of them had amorphic shapes. This one was hoof-shaped, but the pores had been overcome by the spreading fungus.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting yellow birch logs in a mixed forest.<br />
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Fomes excavatus

There was a bunch of bracket fungi that ranged in color from orange to brown growing on these birch logs. Several of them had amorphic shapes. This one was hoof-shaped, but the pores had been overcome by the spreading fungus.

Habitat: Rotting yellow birch logs in a mixed forest.

    comments (6)

  1. Holy crap! This is cool! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks! I thought so too. I've never seen the pores engulfed like this before. Posted 9 months ago
      1. Wait, is this a case of fungus parasite on another fungus? It looks like it (?)
        Nice sighting!
        Posted 9 months ago
        1. I'm not sure, but I think so. The white, fuzzy part looks like a different fungus. Posted 9 months ago
  2. Reminds me of the piebald pythons I lust after ha! Same colours, textures. How beautiful and thoroughly intriguing especially if this is indeed a fungus growing on another fungus. Posted 9 months ago
    1. I had to look up piebald python, but you're right! It looks just like one. So cool! Posted 9 months ago

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Fomes excavatus is a species of fungal plant pathogen in the family Polyporaceae.

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

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Uploaded Oct 6, 2018. Captured Oct 6, 2018 12:03 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm