Miscellaneous insects, fungi, animals - BarbaraRibble
P158HexagoniaHydnoidesBracketM634
July 7, 2016  8:52 a.m.   P1580634
This is Hexagonia hydnoides , a southern species not in my books.  VB found it with a search of" polypore, hairy, black."  Polypore means bracket fungus. These important agents of wood decay are being endangered by logging, deforestation, and forest management that breaks the nutrient cycle.

P158HexagoniaHydnoidesBracketM634
July 7, 2016 8:52 a.m. P1580634
This is Hexagonia hydnoides , a southern species not in my books. VB found it with a search of" polypore, hairy, black." Polypore means bracket fungus. These important agents of wood decay are being endangered by logging, deforestation, and forest management that breaks the nutrient cycle.