Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 04/24/2015


Photo taken on March 23, 2015


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washington
fungus
fomitopsis
pinicola
red-banded polypore
goose rock
deception pass state park
shelf fungus
guttation


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Red-banded Polypore

Red-banded Polypore
These fungi, Red-banded Polypores, are so common in our area that we seldom stop to photograph them. They are often found with these secretions, however, and that always makes them more interesting. I've tasted the secretions (these fungi are not poisonous) and they are completely tasteless as far as I can tell. That fits with the explanation given below. The process of producing these drops is called "guttation." A friend here on Ipernity, Fizgig, explained it thus: "This is a great example of a process called Guttation --- a term used in botany to describe the process by which plants excrete excess water through drops from their leaves. For some mushrooms, like the Red-Banded Plolypore, this is so common that it is a reliable identification feature." This example was photographed at Goose Rock in Deception Pass State Park.

Mrs. Dalloway, Hellemor, *ᕈᗩᕰᒪ, Milena Dragicevic and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


33 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
Amazing things !

Excellent photo and information !
2 years ago.
Marvin Matthews has replied to Pam J
I've seen fungi, but nothing like this. Still have, in my garden, that I brought form Alaska.
2 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
WOW! Fantastische Makroaufnahme!
2 years ago.
Richard Gawthorpe
Richard Gawthorpe
great shot great find nice imfo
Admired in:
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2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent macro, Ron! Great shape and detail! Very interesting info too:)
2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! very beautiful macro shot
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Interesting and well detailed including information.
At first glance I thought it was the head of some unknown to me animal.
2 years ago.
Ricard
Ricard
Oh !! Genial !!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional capture!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Have a great weekend!
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic shot.
2 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Great capture!
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Fantastique champignon..!
Merci pour toute ces informations.
Bonne fin de semaine.
2 years ago.
Gottfried
Gottfried
Thank you for the added information. I love educational photographs.
2 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Neat shot of this process =) Great macro!!
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken and clearly showing the droplets. Fascinating information.
2 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
Excellent observation. Very clear detail
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured; nice details.
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Amazing. I had no idea that fungus sweated.
2 years ago.
Ocminter17
Ocminter17
Curiosa forma y una excelente informacion
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have an enjoyable weekend !
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very striking subject indeed !!
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
An interesting fungus and description, Ron.
2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
cool shape, excellent macro shot, interesting notes !
2 years ago.
Scott Lilley
Scott Lilley
Wonderful looking fungus and well photographed.
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Funny weeping 'shroom. Looks a bit like Darkwing Duck or Duffy talking from the corner of his mouth. :)
2 years ago.
Ken Dies
Ken Dies
Lovely photo of this polypore. Guttation occurs in many different polypores not only the Red- Belted polypore.
2 years ago.
Hellemor
Hellemor
Love that fungus. Superb shot.
2 years ago.
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Impressive species! We have nothing like that around here...
2 years ago.