SN0238 : An a-maze-ing fungus!

taken 9 years ago, near to Bryn-Henllan, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

An a-maze-ing fungus!
An a-maze-ing fungus!
The underside of Daedalea quercina displays wide gill-like pores radially-aligned in a pattern that resembles a maze. It is from this remarkable labyrinthine structure that the fungus gets its generic name for, according to Greek mythology it was Daedalus who constructed for King Minos, at Knossus, a labyrinth in which lived the Minotaur.
These fungi are said to have been used as curry-combs for horses with tender skins, and like other brackets, for tinder when dried.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 February, 2009
Category
Fungi   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 021 389 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.8106N 4:53.1035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 021 389
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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