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Trametes gibbosa - "Lumpy Bracket"

Trametes gibbosa -
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Copyright: Goran Ogen (sgo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 2:14
Viewed: 5741
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Fruitbody: Relatively large, 80-100(120) mm across, projecting 50-120(200) mm and 10-40(80) mm thick; subspherical, bracketlike, stalkless, upper surface usually flat [...] upper surface of the sporocarp uneven, verrucose or folded-wrinkled, quite distinctively zoned, from white through gray to yellowish, white-nutty or rusty-cinnamon, due to the presence of algae in the hairs also green or bluish [...] [Flesh] White, homogeneous; fresh tough and succulent; dry light and corky; in the centre up to 30 mm thick, in the margin 2-3 mm thick; smell very weak, fungoid; lacking a distinctive taste. [...] Common on hornbeam and beech. Sporocarps annual, quite persistent, grows on dead wood of broadleaf trees, mainly on hornbeam, beech,rarely ash, poplar or birch, rarely on weaken trees. [...] Causes white soft-rots."

Quotation from: Atlas grzybów_Polski_Fungi_of_Poland.

To judge from the dark and widespread green colour caused by algal coating this is probably a fairly old specimen (any suggestion?). German_Wikipedia states: "Die Farbe ist ursprünglich weiß bis hellocker, wird bei älteren Exemplaren aber durch grünlichen Algenbewuchs übertönt". ("Originally the colour shifts from white to light ochre but becomes suppressed in older specimens by the greenish algal coating.")

Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Trametes
Species: gibbosa

For complete taxonomy (which varies somewhat in different references) and a list of scientific synonyms with Auctores, please see:

Current binomial name:
Trametes gibbosa ("Tissu or Flesh which is Convex / Embossed / Lumpy")

English: ''Lumpy_Bracket''
French: "Tramčte bossue"
German: "Buckeltramete"
Swedish: "Korkticka" ("Cork Bracket Fungus").

Svengunnar Ryman & Ingmar Holmĺsen: Svampar - En fälthandbok (1984/2006).

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-05 5:25]
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Bonjour Goran,
Quelles merveilleuses couleurs pour ces Tramčtes bossues. D'aprčs tes renseignements ce sont donc des algues (?) qui leur donnent cette belle teinte. J'aimerais bien savoir comment tu fais pour si bien photographier les champignons. Tu nous donnes pas d'indications, ou cela est-il ton secret?
Bonne journée

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-05 13:50]

Hello Goran,
I know this fungus very well. It's very common in Poland. I like this composition filling the entire frame as well as nice "wet" colours.
Best greetings,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-07 16:38]

muito interessante este tronco de árvore mesmo cortado serve com alimento para estas plantinhas,uma boa foto com geometria muito boa meus parabéns.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-12 17:53]

Hello Goran,
Magnificent close up.Lighting,crisp clear details,sharpness are wonderful.Excellent work!

Hi Goran,
Beautiful close-up of púpos egyrétűtapló (Hungarian name), excellent composition and perfect colors in the deep shade. A photo to be proud of. Bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László

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