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Monthly Image: Maple Tree Fungus

Repaving the driveway truncated the roots of a maple tree and, this year, produced a handsome pair of fungii:

Fungus - top view

Fungus – top view

Seen from the side, they’re even more complex:

Fungus - side view

Fungus – side view

They’re firm and perfectly healthy, but the tree is likely doomed.

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  1. #1 by Olli on 2018-07-15 - 14:48

    Maybe Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s saddle)? Edible? “Every mushroom is edible, but some only once.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerioporus_squamosus

    • #2 by Ed on 2018-07-15 - 17:21

      Looks about right to me, although I am so not going to nibble from either the “Makes you larger” or “Makes you smaller” side.

    • #3 by RCPete on 2018-07-15 - 18:00

      Every few years, the local mushroom hunters get somebody who tries to prove the second part of that statement. Our place gets some really large ‘shrooms; somewhat bigger than a Portabello. No idea of toxicity or taste. [grin]

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