June Salt Spring Island Fungus of the Month: Phellinus igniarius

Only two non-lichenized fungi were reported on the island in June: a bird's nest fungus and a bracket fungus.

June is a slow time for mushrooms here, especially since we had such a dry spring. Most fungal fruiting bodies use water to inflate themselves rapidly like those little animal-shaped sponge toys sold inside gelatin capsules. They don't grow when there's no rain. The tough woody textured mushrooms observed this month actually grew this spring, or perhaps even earlier.

observation by caladri

Phellinus igniarius, the willow bracket, has a cork-like texture and grows primarily on willows, like on this tree ...more ↓

Posted on July 09, 2019 04:57 by corvi corvi | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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All the wonderful mushrooms, toadstools, brackets, corals and other fungus friends from the Rock!

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