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19/07/2008


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FUNGI

Many-zoned Polypore? A widespread bracket fungus which grows on dead stumps and fallen branches of deciduous trees, often in tiers. Each bracket is semi-circular and the upper surface is zoned with concentric rings of different colours. It is found all year.

Taken on my visit to Ramster gardens at the end of May, after spotting it growing in damp, boggy conditions, close to the water's edge.

9 comments:

Christy said...

strangely beguiling and fascinating!those ferns are so lush too!

Mibsy said...

We're in the US (New England) and have been seeing so many unusually large fungal growths this year, similar to this one.

lifeinredshoes said...

Isn't it amazing where beauty can be found? You captured it perfectly, as always.

pebbledash said...

It looks quite big....we get quite an assortment of fungi here in Cornwall, they love the damp climate. Diana x

Suzanne said...

This is a pretty interesting fungi. I dont think I have see anything like it.

Glo said...

Very effective photo ~ such a contrast of colours and texture :)

twiggypeasticks said...

That is a great photo. With all this damp weather we've had quite a few small mushrooms on our lawn which Twiglet is fascinated by. However he's been warned about poisonous ones and now we have to explain in great detail that the ones on his plate are SAFE :)
Twiggy x
PS This is a lovely blog lady!

Gina said...

This is really beautiful Louise..we get various bracket fungi here but nothing so decorative as this..it almost looks edible (caramel and cream?) Gx

LL said...

Quite striking. Actually looks quite tasty!