LICHENS AND POLYPORES ON THE ROTTING WOOD

in Fungi Lovers5 days ago (edited)

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours in Vizula, a small peninsula near the harbor of Medulin, my hometown. In yesterday's post published via Liketu, you saw a bit of the scenery and some archeology-related stuff. Today, I'll show you some mushrooms and lichens found along the way.

(Enlargeable)

I haven't found much, but what is here could be fairly interesting for a short post.

The shape of the polypores is relatively cool, especially the lower side of the fruiting bodies ...

(Enlargeable)

... and the color of the lichens is intense and vivid, a joy to look at.

Here you can take a look at the upper side of one of those mushrooms. The little bubbles looked cool to me ...

... so I mounted the macro lens to take a better look.

When it comes to the name of the species, I can't tell you that.

(Enlargeable)

It looks a lot like the Daedalea quercina, but the gill-like structures are different, so I'm not sure enough to say: " The name of this species is Daedalea quercina."

Unlike the underside of these mushrooms, the underside of Daedalea quercina mushrooms I saw in photographs found on the internet looks like a labyrinth. But maybe those shapes can vary. Or maybe these fruiting bodies are young and will change as they develop. I don't know. Maybe I'll find out if I remember to take a look at these polypores when I revisit the place.

While exploring the upper side of the fruiting bodies through the macro lens, I found a series of small protuberances. Some looked like rocks in a desert or vague organic shapes in a surreal landscape out of the Dalí or Tanguy paintings.

This one resembles a bacteria photographed through the electron microscope. Well, to me, at least.

Here you can see a protuberance that looks like another mushroom, a young bolete or something similar, that grew on top of the polypore.

This little sphere looks like a minuscule puffball mushroom.

These fruiting bodies at an early stage of development look like expanding sealing foam coming out through the bark's crevices.

With a bit of imagination, it can be seen as the mysterious Blob from outer space. I like that old movie a lot. I like both movies, actually. The 1988 remake is a very entertaining piece of eighties horror cinema.

This fruiting body has recently started upgrading its basic blob-like shape.

At one point, I noticed a minuscule blob fragment peeking from a crack in the bark. When I removed a piece of bark, I found a much bigger piece of polypore that was developing in the humid dark there. In the following photograph ...

... you can take a look at the mushroom's underside.

This thing that looks like lichen was found among the polypores, on the same piece of wood. It looks like lichen but I'm prone to think that this is some kind of crust fungus.

(Enlargeable)

A bit later, I was busy photographing some lichen-like things that not only looked like lichens but were definitively, undoubtedly just that - lichens.

(Enlargeable)

These colorful Xanthoria parietina lichens ...

... were covering the dead branches of a living tree. The tree was mostly alive but some of its lower branches weren't. Since lichens are composite organisms created by the mutualistic relationship of the fungal filaments and algae or cyanobacteria, and therefore at least partially fungi, I decided to include them in this fungi-themed post.

And that's it.

The following links will take you to the sites with more information about some of the protagonists of this post. I found some stuff about them there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daedalea_quercina
https://champignouf.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corticioid_fungi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthoria_parietina

AS ALWAYS HERE ON HIVE, THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MY WORK.

Sort:  

Thanks for your contribution to the STEMsocial community. Feel free to join us on discord to get to know the rest of us!

Please consider delegating to the @stemsocial account (85% of the curation rewards are returned).

You may also include @stemsocial as a beneficiary of the rewards of this post to get a stronger support. 
 


This post was shared and voted inside the discord by the curators team of discovery-it
Join our community! hive-193212
Discovery-it is also a Witness, vote for us here
Delegate to us for passive income. Check our 80% fee-back Program

!discovery 30

Uno cuando piensa en hongos muchas veces se imagina lo peor pero se esconde gran belleza en las texturas y colores que estos tienen. Cada dia me sorprenden más la cantidad de formas, colores, texturas que hay en el mundo de los hongos

Wow!
Never cease to amaze me.
The mushrooms seen here seemed to be the ones we do eat. Because its shape look familiar. Though I know they are poisonous ones, but in my locality I haven't been told there's such. So we cook any mushroom and consume. I don't know if it has some health implications. @borjan what do you think? Does it?

If nobody died from eating them 😃 the mushrooms must have been good. Here where I live, experimenting with mushrooms can be very dangerous. We have quite a few poisonous species that can bring a very painful death.

LoL
We're fortunate over here, I guess. This means I need to enlighten them to be more careful. What could make them poisonous ?

There is a wide variaty of poisons in various poisonous mushrooms. There isn't one characteristic that separates the poisonous and non-poisonous. Every species is another story.

Oh this is getting interesting 😊
Thank you very much @borjan
Let me check out your next post and see what I got to hear 😊

So many finds @borjan 👋🏻😊 great captures.
Love the angles.
Have a wonderful week further ☀️🍄

Thank you. 🙂 A great week to you too.

You are welcome @borjan 👋🏻😊 thanks a lot!

Wow,All the mushrooms you showed me here are really cool.

nice

You got to love a nice fungus photo. It's tempting to touch the blob one. Thanks for sharing. 💙

Even you said you are busy photographing but we know you take a big effort to catch every moment in this post. Wonderful journey sir @borjan. Blessing.

Great fungus bro.
Indeed that foamy one does look like the blob a bit😂

Excellent friends, very nice post, I like so much your style, congratulations and greetings 👏👏🙋🙋

This also could easily be a texture posts! look at all those textures!

The mushroom really really caught my attention and he was really very unique mushroom

I love your macro when taking a fourth one. You are blessing and thank you to showing us this plant. God bless you.

You took a lot of fungi and mushroom photo. Thank for sharing it.