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Hat or Bell Fungi

Hat or Bell Fungi
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-12
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/16 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-18 23:25
Viewed: 3342
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another fungi photo taken in the Herman Creek Area during our hike. This one turned out a bit out of focus, but I still thought it was interesting in it's own right because of the unusual shape, looks like a hat or maybe a bell to me.

Sorry about the photo quality, hope you get some enjoyment nevertheless.

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Interesting fungus Lori. This is Ganoderma applanatum,probably the most common of the woody perennial bracket fungi.
This one has obviously begun to grow while the tree was still standing. Thats what the top bit is.You can see it would have been forming a shelf around the trunk. After the tree fell the fungus began to grow the way it normally does...as a horizontal shelf.
I have a few photos of interesting Ganoderma so look out for them. Cheers, Steve.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-19 4:42]

Aren't we lucky to have Steve here able to tell us what we've captured? Good shot Lori. An interesting shot. Well done. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-19 6:06]

These Ganodermas have really interesting shapes! We sometimes look at clouds and say 'It looks like a ...' . It's the same with these fugies I think:)
Enjoy factor of the photo 4/4

It isn't Ganoderma applanatum! Its name is Fomitopsis pinicola (Swartz 1810) P.Karsten 1881 at least for 2 reasons:
1) the colours, typical of F. pinicola with red concentric areas (in G. applanatum the colour is plain, dull, not bright);
2) the habitat, on wood of pine or fir or larch (G. applanatum grows on wood of broad-leaved trees).
It's a good photo.

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