Content tagged with "polypore"

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

Chicken of the Woods
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. More

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

Photo of four thin-maze flat polypore bracket fungi growing from log
The shelflike, corky, and firm caps of thin-maze flat polypores grow in June–December, but this fungus can be found all year. More

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

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

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore (Underside)

Photo of thin-maze flat polypore bracket fungus showing pore pattern beneath
The pores beneath this bracket fungus are circular or elongated, and mazelike. The underside is white to brownish and sometimes bruises pink or reddish. More

Turkey Tail

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

Turkey Tail

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

Turkey Tail

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

Violet Toothed Polypore

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

Violet Toothed Polypore

Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi
Like wildflowers, even the humblest of fungi can be strikingly beautiful, such as this one with its attractive violet color. Discovering these fungi can bring out our innate capacity for awe and wonder. More

Violet Toothed Polypore

Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi
Trichaptum biforme
The violet toothed polypore is a bracket fungus with tough, hairy caps with violet margins and zones of white, brown, and black; beneath, the whitish violet pores break into teeth. It grows on stumps and logs of deciduous wood. More