Thursday, 3 September 2015

Funky Fungi

I was driving home last night and caught this fungi out of the corner of my eye and I just had to stop and take some photos.....

Humungous Fungus
I have now confirmed that this is a Giant Polypore fungus, Meripilus giganteus. It definitely lives up to its name! The giant polypore produces big rosettes of fan like brackets and grows around the on the ground close to the base of trees.

Hopefully the photo above will give some indication of scale. It was one huge fungi!!
So I guess there is some advantage to all the wet weather we have been might be a good season for fungus!

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