Shelf/Bracket Fungi

This gallery contains 3 photos. From my odd and fascinating archives: I’m stopped in my tracks by the sight of these colourful polypore mushrooms, growing on the side of a very tall but dead tree. They look very much like fomitopsis pinicola (hoof fungi), but I’m no mycologist! Photographed on June 7 in the forested area of UBC Botanical Gardens.

Shelf Fungi

This is another shelf fungus on the same tree, except it has what looks like a “sweating” cap and a stem of sorts.

Sweating Mushroom Cap

Shot from the bottom up, another trio of shelf fungi on the same tree look like clam-shaped steps leading to another world, high up in the air.

Mushroom Steps

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