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Tree fungus

Tree fungus
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-02
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm APO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-08 14:33
Viewed: 3892
Points: 1
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I spotted this weird tree fungus on a tree near the river. I included a view of the tree to give a sense of the size - it was about 6 inches or 15 cm across. I am posting after seeing avery similar image posted from Romania Living Lava by Mijo Muic. TAZ commented that it is called Chicken mushroom with scientific name : Leatiporus sulfureus. It seemed to me odd that such similar fungi appear in two such different areas of the world.

Obviously, not the sharpest shot in the worl, but something of a curiosity.

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Hello allan, posibbly Ganoderma australe, not certain but it looks simular. Why do fungi look the same across the world, I put it down to them having been around for so long a time they have had time to spread around the world, the spores are so light and tough they can be carried long distances by wind and water, pollenand fungi spores have been collected from the high level winds which travel around the world.
as you say not the sharpest image but worth putting up to get an ident from.

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