Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Blushing Bracket

The Blushing Bracket, Daedaleopsis confragosa is a very common fungi that lives on dead wood. It forms a semicircular fan shape that can reach up to 20cms across and where it is attached to the wood can sometimes form a bump (umbo). Its uneven upper surface is maroon but with brown and ochre colours too, concentrically ridged.

The underside of this bracket consists of rounded and elongated pores which in the photo below is a silvery grey colour, however when handled or pressed on will turn pinkish then darker. The pore surface also darkens reddish brown with age. Sometimes found solitary or on tiers.

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