Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Orange-Brown Lacquered Bracket

I went to play a round of golf search for the little white ball in the bush with my brother last week. Next to the second green is a sawed off pine tree stump and it was covered in bracket fungus. I checked my The Wildlife of Southern Africa book and think it a Orange-Brown Lacquered Bracket.
They grow up to 500mm in diameter with a cap of up to 50mm thick. It can be found singular or in groups. When they are young they are corky (which these were) while they get woody -not to be mistaken with the Toy Story cowboy- when they mature.

I only realised today that it was my blogoversary last Thursday. I can't believe that its been just over a year since I started blogging. Time flies when you are having fun.

4 comments:

  1. Once again enviable colour and texture. Thanks

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  2. WOW! i never even knew thet existed ! Thank you ! we have a cartoon here called smurfs. THAT looks like a smurf village !

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  3. Oh I love those! I know that cartoon leilani and I can see those little blue people running in and out! Firefly - we thought you were going to be on 702 this morning! P says maybe tomorrow? Will definitely listen out! You're becoming famous!

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  4. Hi Jonker - gosh these photograph exquisitely!!! Thanks for the info ... I had no idea what mine are expect that they are fungus ....
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
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    South Africa

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