[efloraofindia:33278] The wood decomposer's (Fungi) - the little lamps

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raghu ananth

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Apr 25, 2010, 11:10:49 PM4/25/10
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The forest, we know, possesses untold treasures. But the best part is perhaps, when you encounter them, where you least expect them – on the bark of a dead tree, stumps, under a fallen bough under a decayed branch. I am referring to the colourful fungi found lined up on dead tree trunks and branches. Red, Yellow, brown or white – they are very pretty to look  and add beauty to the forest.

One has to only imagine and these wood decomposer's in a natural eco-system assume various forms – lined up straight together, they make a beautiful staircase, lined up horizontally they resemble little lamps, like the ones used during deepawali. Sometimes, it is difficult to even spot the fungi. Like for instance when white fungi are found partially buried/covered with red mud and when fallen leaves shield them.  

( Related to Polyporales: The Polypores ? Turkey tail ....)


Dhoni forest, Western ghats, Near Palakkad
Kerala
07Dec2009
Size:3-4 inches





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tanay bose

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Apr 25, 2010, 11:56:01 PM4/25/10
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Dear Raghu Ji,
This Polyporales member is Coltricia cinnamomea (Jacq.) Murr.Bull. Torr. Bot. Cl. 31: 343 1904. ( Synonym: Polyporus cinnamomeus (Jacq.) Pres.)
commonly this group of fungi are known as " Funnel cap mushrooms" due to their inverted funnel like cap . Please see the under surface of the fungi from the photo you will see many pore like structures that's why they are from the order Polyporales..  Coltricia cinnamomea the color vary a lot from as dark as your to light color so many a times people get confused.....  Anyways great capture

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JM Garg

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Apr 22, 2019, 6:08:39 AM4/22/19
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Pl. see difference between two species (from the same author) as below:
http://australianfungi.blogspot.com/2010/09/49-coltricia-cinnamomea.html
Based on the above, posted images may be of Microporus xanthopus.
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