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Photo of resinous polypore, a bracket fungus with rust-colored top

Resinous Polypore

The resinous polypore is a large, thick, velvety, brownish bracket fungus with a thick margin and whitish pores. It grows on logs and stumps of deciduous trees.

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Photo of uprooted rooting polypore mushroom on pavement, showing cap.

Rooting Polypore

Polyporus radicatus
The rooting polypore has a scruffy, tough, yellowish-brown cap with whitish-yellow pores, and a stalk with a long, black, rootlike filament. It usually grows singly, on the ground near stumps or attached to buried roots.

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Chicken of the Woods

Sulfur-Colored Chicken of the Woods (Sulfur Shelf; Chicken Mushroom)

Laetiporus sulphureus
Sulfur-colored chicken of the woods is an edible fungus with layered, fan-shaped, fleshy caps that are orange on top and sulfur yellow below. It grows in overlapping clusters on stumps, trunks, and logs of dead or dying deciduous trees, and on living trees and buried roots.

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Photo of four thin-maze flat polypore bracket fungi growing from log

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

The shelflike, corky, and firm caps of thin-maze flat polypores grow in June–December, but this fungus can be found all year.

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Photo of a thin-maze flat polypore, a bracket fungus, showing concentric rings

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

Daedaleopsis confragosa (Daedalea confragosa)
The thin-maze flat polypore is a grayish brown bracket fungus with a zoned top and a furrowed, mazelike underside. It grows singly or in small, layered clusters on dead wood or in wounds of living trees.

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Photo of thin-maze flat polypore bracket fungus showing pore pattern beneath

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore (Underside)

The pores beneath this bracket fungus are circular or elongated, and mazelike. The underside is white to brownish and sometimes bruises pink or reddish.

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Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

Turkey Tail

Turkey tail is used medicinally in China, as a remedy against liver cancer and jaundice. It can be ground and used as a tea or in soup. Many Missourians simply enjoy the intricate beauty of these bracket fungi, which lasts year round.

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Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

Turkey Tail

Trametes versicolor
Turkey tail grows in clusters of leathery, thin brackets with multicolored zones above and whitish yellow pores below. Look for it on stumps and logs of deciduous trees.

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Side view photo of several turkey tail bracket fungi growing from log

Turkey Tail

Turkey tail grows in clusters of leathery, thin brackets with multicolored zones above and whitish yellow pores below. Look for it on stumps and logs of deciduous trees.

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Photo of many violet toothed polypore bracket fungi showing teeth under caps

Violet Toothed Polypore

This bracket fungus grows in layered groups on stumps and logs of deciduous wood. It is very common. You might see hundreds of them at a time. This photo shows a growth pattern called "tropism": After the fungus had formed its first caps, the log fell or moved, and the new growth is forming in a different direction.

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