Fungi Fotos

Some new blue wild flowers showed up in the back garden! I went out to take a photo and spotted some large, plate-like fungi attached to the tree stump.

Taking a closer look I found more.

Not wanting to step on the blue flowers, I had to put my arm around the stump and turn the camera upside down for this shot. πŸ˜€

I’ve seen this fungi before but I had no idea what sort it is.
According to Wikipedia: Cerioporus squamosus aka Polyporus squamosus is a basidiomycete bracket fungus, with common names including dryad’s saddle and pheasant’s back mushroom.  It has a widespread distribution, being found in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe, where it causes a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees.

A dryad is a tree spirit from Greek mythology.

If you want to see some fabulous fungi photos from Tasmania check out https://tasview.com

30 comments

  1. Your photos are fabulous to me! I love it when I find unexpected “stuff” in my pots or yard. I never know what they are. Thanks for the info on yours. Take care! Oh, I am sure there was magic in the fungi!

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  2. I believe the blue flowers are called ‘Forget Me Nots’
    Legend goes that a knight in full armour was walking his lady love by a stream and saw the blue flowers.
    He decided he would pick some for his fair maid and went near the edge of the stream.
    Unfortunately, he got too close to the waters edge, slipped and fell in. As he was swept away, he called out to his lady love, ‘For Forget Me Not!’

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  3. Thank you so much, Ankur! There was a botanic garden where I used to live that had a tree very similar to the one in the painting. I used to sit in the tree every time I visited. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ooo, gotta love that Tasmanian Devil! πŸ˜‡
    Are you from Tasmania by any chance?
    It’s funny, but I just got to the last chapter of a book about Tasmania called Gould’s Book of Fishes: A Novel in Twelve Chapters by Richard Flanagan. 😊

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