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Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa Flat, fan-shaped fruiting body that was about 8 cm wide. <br />
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Habitat: Growing on a branch in a deciduous forest<br />
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The fruiting bodies of Daedalea quercina have some unusual uses. They can be used as a natural comb, especially for brushing horses with sensitive skin. In addition, the smoldering fruiting bodies may be used to anesthetize bees. This species has also been investigated for bioremediation, and for medicinal purposes. Daedaleopsis confragosa,Fall,Geotagged,Thin walled maze polypore,United States,daedalea,fungus,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa

Flat, fan-shaped fruiting body that was about 8 cm wide.

Habitat: Growing on a branch in a deciduous forest

The fruiting bodies of Daedalea quercina have some unusual uses. They can be used as a natural comb, especially for brushing horses with sensitive skin. In addition, the smoldering fruiting bodies may be used to anesthetize bees. This species has also been investigated for bioremediation, and for medicinal purposes.

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  1. Beautiful shot of the pileus! Wowza! Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks! It was a bit old, but I thought that added to its charm! Posted 3 days ago

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''Daedaleopsis confragosa'', commonly known as the thin walled maze polypore or the blushing bracket, is a species of polypore fungus in the family Polyporaceae. A plant pathogen, it causes a white rot of injured hardwoods, especially willows. The fruit bodies are semicircular and tough, have a concentrically zoned brownish upper surface, and measure up to 20 cm in diameter. The whitish underside turns gray-brown as the fruit body ages, but bruises pink or red. It is found all year and is common.. more

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Oct 28, 2018 11:17 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm