Bracket and Crust Fungi Gallery

Bracket and crust fungi are as varied in size, colour and texture as cap-and-stem mushrooms, but their habitat range is much more restricted: they grow on living or dead trees. (Some pored fungi can grow either as brackets or with central stems, and they are included here.)

Polyporaceae

Fomitopsidaceae

Ganodermataceae and Fistulinaceae

Hymenochaetaceae and Bondarzewiaceae

Meripilaceae and Meruliaceae

Steriaceae, Phanerochaetaceae, Schizoporaceae and Peniophoraceae

Peniophora incarnata, Rosy Crust fungus
Peniophora
incarnata

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