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Wrinkled Crust - Phlebia radiata When I came upon this log, I could see some orange peeking out from the underside. I flipped it over and was shocked by the vibrant color! I&#039;m thinking that maybe the recent rain perked it up because it&#039;s usually a more subtle shade of pinkish orange.<br />
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Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest<br />
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Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest<br />
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Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85387/wrinkled_crust_-_phlebia_radiata.html<br />
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Wrinkled Crust - Phlebia radiata

When I came upon this log, I could see some orange peeking out from the underside. I flipped it over and was shocked by the vibrant color! I'm thinking that maybe the recent rain perked it up because it's usually a more subtle shade of pinkish orange.

Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.

Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest

Wrinkled Crust - Phlebia radiata When I came upon this log, I could see some orange peeking out from the underside. I flipped it over and was shocked by the vibrant color! I'm thinking that maybe the recent rain perked it up because it's usually a more subtle shade of pinkish orange.<br />
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Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85387/wrinkled_crust_-_phlebia_radiata.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85386/wrinkled_crust_-_phlebia_radiata.html Fall,Geotagged,Phlebia radiata,United States,Wrinkled crust

Wrinkled Crust - Phlebia radiata When I came upon this log, I could see some orange peeking out from the underside. I flipped it over and was shocked by the vibrant color! I'm thinking that maybe the recent rain perked it up because it's usually a more subtle shade of pinkish orange. <br />
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Description: Orange crust fungus with an irregular outline and a wrinkled surface, in which the wrinkles radiate from a more or less central point.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Rotting log in a mostly deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85387/wrinkled_crust_-_phlebia_radiata.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85388/wrinkled_crust_-_phlebia_radiata.html<br />
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    comments (2)

  1. That's awesome. If I hadn't read the description, I would think it's some underwater shot of an anemone. Posted 7 days ago
    1. Ah, so cool! It totally looks like that! Posted 7 days ago

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Phlebia radiata is a member of the Meruliaceae family. It is commonly known as wrinkled crust. P. radiata is an orange to pink crust fungus that spreads itself across the dead wood of hardwoods and conifers across North America. It has a wrinkled surface in which the wrinkles radiate outward from a central location. It does not develop pores, and it does not develop a cap structure but sometimes forms a folded-over edge. It is known to cause white rot on the organisms it grows on.

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

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Uploaded Oct 7, 2019. Captured Oct 6, 2019 11:05 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm