Dunn Woods Memories

Dunn Woods, Natural Heart of IU

August 21, 2017
by mitch
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Cardinal Flower wilting

This has been a very dry spell for Indiana, as July is the wettest month of the year, but it generally comes in some big storms, which we just have not had yet. So the earth is very dry, and as a result, this solitary cardinal flower in the northeast quadrant of the woods has started to wilt.

Cardinal flower wilted

Cardinal flower wilted

August 21, 2017
by mitch
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Trametes gibbosa or Trametes elegans?

Is this Trametes Gibbosa, lumpy bracket fungus, or Trametes elegans? Gibbosa, being a bit hairy, often sports an algae surface, as is evident in the photo below. But the pore surface is more irregular like elegans, and it is native to Indiana, whereas gibbosa is an import from Europe.

Trametes gibbosa

Trametes gibbosa is often a host for green algae.

Trametes gibbosa has elongated pores

Trametes gibbosa has elongated pores

Trametes gibbosa, aka the lumpy polypore

Trametes gibbosa, aka the lumpy bracket fungus