Bracket Fungi at the base of a tree
Found at Chautauqua NWR
Palm Beach County, Florida, US
Known as gilled mushrooms (for their distinctive gills) or euagarics. The gills also called "lamellae" are the many platelike or bladelike structures attached to the underside of the cap. It is light brown/beige in color and has lines that radiates from the center.
Very soft rubbery, floppy pleurotoid fruit bodies on small fallen branch. Larger fruit bodies lobed up to 3.5 cm diam. x 2.5 cm height. Cap colour pink-brown with lighter shallow pink-brown gills with lots of crossing intervening gills. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest
Basidiomycota /bəˌsɪdi.ɵmaɪˈkoʊtə/ is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, constitute the subkingdom Dikarya (often referred to as the "higher fungi") within the kingdom Fungi. More specifically the Basidiomycota include these groups: mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, other polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts, and the human pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus. Basically, Basidiomycota are filamentous fungi composed of hyphae (except for yeasts), and reproducing sexually via the formation...