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Layered Bracket Fungi.

This challenge closed almost 7 years ago.

The Challenge

Please enter an image of lots of Bracket fungi layered on top of each other.
The more layers, the better and the most spectacular.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the Bracket fungi which you think has the most spectacular layers.

Rewards & Prizes

The usual.

Additional Information

Bracket or shelf fungi are large, exterior growths on trees. They have small, numerous pores on the bottom side and a hard, smooth top. Some shelf fungi attack the tree when it is still alive, while others only grow after the tree has died and fallen to the ground. Since bracket fungi always grow with the pores facing toward the ground, it is easy to tell if the fungus starting growing when the tree was standing upright. Because the long filaments of these types of fungi often penetrate to the heart of the living tree, shelf fungi can be very damaging to the life of a tree.

Cover Image: More than eight layers of bracket fungi by vandeBelt


The Top Ten

Pretty fungus in my garden, Tumut, NSW, Australia. by kaysharp

Pretty fungus in my garden, Tumut, NSW, Australia. by kaysharp was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Deep in the woods -  by steppeland
  • Into the woods 3 by Brent McMurry
  • Bracket Fungi by michellerena
  • fungi on a tree stump by Deb Gibbons
  • No more room by Anna D'Accione
  • Ornament on the tree by Ana Belaj
  • Bracket Fungi by rkoop
  • A Bracket fungus by relayer51
  • fungi... by Lucan  Netley (LDN Photoart)

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