Friday, May 7, 2010

Edible Bracket

I stumbled on this bracket fungus growing on a tree stump in Somerset East. Back home I found the following information about it. Edible bracket fungus is normally found on dead hardwood trees in summer and autumn. It normally grows up to 350 millimeters wide and 5 millimeters thick either singly or in clusters. The cap is normally smooth but leathery or woody in texture. The colours range from white to creamy while they can have a fragrant spicy smell.

7 comments:

  1. Looks like some tree fungi we have in the Northwest. So what did it taste like Jonker?

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  2. And it always looks soo interesting!!! Edible you say? gosh would never have thought, altho not willing to try ...
    Gena D
    Thinking Aloud

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  3. How incredible! I agree with Joan, slap chips do sound a lot tastier! Seriousy, are they edible? I would never have thought so!

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  4. I never realised this was edible. Will have to try it one day. Though my last experience with wild mushrooms was not a very good one. Will have to blog about it one day. On second thoughts I may just give it a miss

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