Miscellaneous insects, fungi, animals - BarbaraRibble
P158HexagoniaHydnoidesBracketM635
July 7, 2016  8:52 a.m.   P1580635
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.

P158HexagoniaHydnoidesBracketM635
July 7, 2016 8:52 a.m. P1580635
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.