Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Bracket Fungi

4 November 2104

     Bracket or shelf fungi are found in the phylum Basidiomycota.

     They are mainly found on trees, living or dead, and can sometimes form thick shelves which may cause the death of the tree. The fungi then feed off the tree for many years thereafter.

     These specimens were seen in Waterloo, ON and the picture was taken through the rain.


  1. I really think these are wonderful art forms in nature. I can't resist the temptation to stop and try and capture their interesting forms. Lovely!

  2. These look great,not looked hard enough this year,but,i will now.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Fungi are fascinating life forms. We have one called Coral Fungi which are really pretty and delicate-looking, but then there are others which push up through footpaths!

  4. Hello from Poland :)
    With us, it is called a huba. Interesting things I learn from you :) Thank you!

  5. Beautiful molds and fungi this are.

  6. I too have been photographing fungi lately, David, but I'm having great difficulty identifying them. I've got a book which describes and illustrates a few hundred types and the last couple I've found don't seem to be there! I'm sure that I see plenty of edible ones, but I've never had the confidence to forage them for food. I do understand, however, that (with one exception) bracket fungi in UK are not edible!

    An interesting post!

    Best wishes to you both - - - Richard

  7. They always catch one's eye in damp wood.
    That are an important part to recycling dead wood.
    I find them very beautiful and they live much longer that the ordinary mushrooms that grow strait on the soil.
    And Richard.......... I wouldn't try them either!! ;-)

  8. Beautiful photos of the fungi.
    Greetings Tinie

  9. Very nice that you could find these fungi or fungi and photographing David. It is always fascinating:-)

  10. Hello David,
    Nice shots of these mushrooms on the tree.
    It's always special to see.

    Best regards,