Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Daniel
Thank you to bevcraigwhite@Flickr from southwestern Ontario, Canada for sharing today’s image with us (original via BPotD Flickr Group Pool – also includes an image of the other side of the fungus). Much appreciated, Bev!
Michael Kuo, of the encyclopedic MushroomExpert.com site, has an extensive factsheet about Daedaleopsis confragosa, or blushing bracket. The story of the name of the genus and its relationship to Greek mythology, however, is best discovered by visiting the Cornell Mushroom Blog and reading the entry on Daedaleopsis confragosa and the Minotaur.