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Observed: 26th December 2010 By: mm25739
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
mm25739’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Growing on fallen downy birch branch


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


leenestofvipers's picture

not a birch polypore

The pic shows it has gills so it isn't a birch polypore. Maybe birch mazegill or an oysterling?

Blewit Boy's picture

Gosh, what is that.........

Gosh, what is that doing growing at this time of year? It must be frost proof!


flaxton's picture

The earliest I have found

The earliest I have found this is November and the latest well into December.

Blewit Boy's picture

I've not.........

I've not seen this species before, but I shall add it to my wish list.


mm25739's picture

We're a hardy lot up here -

We're a hardy lot up here - even the fungi are tough! I presume this is a teenage version. There are baby ones growing on the same branch. If this one gets any bigger I'll post another photo. If you're in Scotland do come and admire it!