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Birch Polypore

Observed: 1st January 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus (2)
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus (3)
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

odd colour

I presume the snow we have had has given it a darker colour than it usually has.

Fenwickfield

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I don't know what makes it go

I don't know what makes it go this colour. Phillips suggests it goes brown with age, whereas the Collins guide seems to suggest colour variation as normal. I have also seen one with a very green upper surface and deteriorated edges - as if overgrown with some kind of green alga.

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