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An Underside View of A Mushroom

An Underside View of A Mushroom
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Copyright: Agoes SK (wieyos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 36] (127)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon A640
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 9:09
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Points: 4
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Hi Folks,

here is an excerpt from the net about this mushroom, a polypores (mushrooms in the genus Trichaptum) on the end of a log:

Polypores are a group of tough, leathery poroid mushrooms similar to boletes, but typically lacking a distinct stalk. The technical distinction between the two types of mushrooms is that polypores do not have the spore-bearing tissue continuous along the entire underside of the mushroom.

Many polypores are bracket fungi. The polypore growth form exists in many different evolutionary lines of higher basidiomycetes. Although many polypore species are members of the Polyporales, there are many polypores that belong to other groups as well.

Polypores are often found on rotting logs, and are rot-resistant to the extent that they themselves often last long enough to have moss growing on them.

Owing to their texture, edible polypores are rare. Some, however, have been used in ritual and for utilitarian purposes for ages; the famous Ítzi the Iceman was found carrying two different polypore species. One was notable for its antibacterial properties. The other was likely used for starting fires.

Two medicinal polypores in use today are Ganoderma lucidum (reishi or lingzhi) and Trametes versicolor. Beyond their traditional use in herbal medicine, contemporary research has suggested many applications polypores for the treatment of illnesses related to the immune system and cancer recovery.

Thanks for viewing & have a great WE.


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Assalamualaikum Agoes,

How do you manage to identify the names of all the creatures in your post - I am very ignorant in this field and needing all the help and support from friends who are experts.

This mushroom on tree trunk is well captured in good light from the underneath and yet showing some details in texture on the top. Well framed and thanks for the informative notes.


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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
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Hi Agoes,

I thought this is part of pelvic bones, that upper parts show anterior/superior illiac creast, [oh, imagination from my anatomy days! :-)]
Very good detail of this mushroom. Can we eat this?

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