Artist's Conk

November 29, 2016


Photographer: Cindy Todd
Summary Author: Cindy Todd

Shown above is an Artist's Conk found in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic. Artist's Conks (Ganoderma applanatum) are common throughout much of the world. This bracket fungus lives off both living and dying trees -- on living trees it causes heartwood to rot. When dried, they become nearly as hard as the wood they live off. Though they're inedible, they can be made into a tea. The specimen featured here is perhaps 8 in (20 cm) across. Photo taken on October 11, 2016.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX160 IS; Focal Length: 17.419mm; Aperture: ƒ/4.5; Exposure Time: 0.050 s (1/20); ISO equiv: 500.