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.


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

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

  3. Never heard of that term! Cool picture!


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