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Bracket type fungus?

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AndrewS
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Bracket type fungus?

Post by AndrewS » 23 Apr 2013, 07:48

The attached is growing on a long dead tree (probably rowan) in my garden at Bornish.

It's just white with a slight narrow brown lower edge.

Any ideas what it is? I'm assuming tree based fungi are relatively restricted out here.

cheers, Andrew
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Re: Bracket type fungus?

Post by chrisjohnson » 23 Apr 2013, 08:50

Hi Andrew

Is there a posibility that the dead tree is Birch? Piptoporus betulinus, commonly known as the Birch Polypore, comes to mind. Ideally, I would like to see an image of the pores (colour and size), and have a measurement.

The moss looks like Ulota phyllantha Frizzled Pincushion.

Cheers,

Chris

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Re: Bracket type fungus?

Post by AndrewS » 25 Apr 2013, 20:56

Hi Chris,

Thanks for that at least we've got the moss sorted just the tree and fungus to go!

Couple more pics. I don't think the tree is a birch from the (long dead) bark,see pic - if it's not a rowan then the other options given the surrounding trees are some sort of willow or alder.

It's a small fungus breadth (across the tree) is just under 5cm and the width (out from the tree) is 3cm.

There's another much smaller one growing lower down.

cheers, Andrew
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Re: Bracket type fungus?

Post by chrisjohnson » 27 Apr 2013, 08:30

Hi Andrew

I've been away but will have another look at this over the weekend.

Cheers, Chris

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Re: Bracket type fungus?

Post by chrisjohnson » 29 Apr 2013, 12:35

Hi Andrew

I spent some time on this but can't do it from the photos. There are many look-alikes. Quite likely in the Postia genus.

Cheers,

Chris

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