Monday, April 21, 2014

Gravitropism by Fomitopsis pinicola

This is an old Red Banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) that’s grown on a spruce. After the tree was overturned, he had to change the grow direction. The process is called gravitropism and means a turning of growth in response to gravity. 

Fomitopsis pinicola with gravitropism
Red Banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) with gravitropism.
 Linked with Macro Monday.

7 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! I am a nature freak so thanks so for sharing this bit of unusual nature!

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  2. An enchanting, arty example of gravitropism. Love saying that word.

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  3. Never heard of that term! Cool picture!

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