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Fungi in hollow ash tree

Observed: 6th July 2010 By: MonjoHakashi
Fungus in tree
Description:

It's roughly the size of a three-year old human arm. It appears to be black with a white cap.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

MonjoHakashi's picture

fungi

Photograph taken with a flash. Fungus was found about 1.5 mtrs. up inside a hollow ash tree. I can't find any identification.

Vinny's picture

The only thing it looks like

The only thing it looks like that I know of is Beefsteak Fungus (Fistulina hepatica). Just wondering if it could be that, but growing on the inside rather than the outside of the tree has caused the unusual shape. The white on the end looks like it may be a mould growing on the fungus rather than the fungus itself.
Vinny