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.


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

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

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

  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