Ganoderma zonatum, 29 December 2014

Ganoderma zonatum, the Zonatum bracket fungi;
Volusia county, Florida (29 December 2014).

One fun thing about rebooting Floridensis is launching into a new clade for the site. With the arrival of summer (and our seasonal rains) in real time, I’m getting a hankering for All Things Fungi. Of course, I’m fairly ignorant of fungi-at-large, but still… They’re endlessly fascinating — even if elusive and mysterious. This one’s a Zonatum bracket fungus, a particular plant pathogen fairly common in our woods. There’s a bit of artistry in that fungus.

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