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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Ganoderma applanatum
The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of an artist conk, a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket fungus

Artist Conk

The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Artist conks grow singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. This species takes nourishment from rotting wood or as a parasite on living wood.

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Photo of artist conk, a woody, tan bracket fungus, shown from top

Artist Conk

Artist conks can be seen year-round. The cap is shelflike, semicircular, and brown to grayish black. The texture is woody and they can be warty or zoned. They are very hard and are not shiny.

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Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

Beefsteak Polypore

The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps.

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Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

Beefsteak Polypore

Fistulina hepatica
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps.

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Photo of beefsteak polypore, pored bracket fungus, shown upside-down

Beefsteak Polypore (Underside)

The cap is semicircular or spoon-shaped. The pores are circular; whitish, becoming reddish brown. The spore-producing tubes are very small and closely packed but do not touch each other. The stalk (if present) is very short and thick, broad, then tapered.

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Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

Also called sulfur-colored chicken of the woods, sulfur shelf, and chicken mushroom.

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Photo of two cinnabar polypores, bright red-orange bracket fungi, on a log

Cinnabar Polypore

It's hard to confuse this bracket fungus with any others: No other small Missouri polypore is bright red-orange on the cap and on the underside.

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Photo of a cinnabar polypore, which is a reddish orange bracket fungus

Cinnabar Polypore

The cinnabar polypore is a bracket fungus that is tough, fan-shaped, and bright red-orange above and below. It grows on dead deciduous branches, twigs, and wood, mainly oak.

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