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Small bracket with elongated pores

Observed: 23rd 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

At its widest point this bracket measured about 8-9 cm.


No identification made yet.

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anonymous spotter's picture

It looks rather like -

a very elderly beefsteak fungus, but
(a) I think the pores are wrong (should be circular not oval), and
(b) given your skills, I imagine you've already considered and dismissed that idea!
Could it be Blushing Bracket (Tramates rubescens)?

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Thanks, Roger, I've never

Thanks, Roger,
I've never seen a beefsteak fungus to my knowledge. I only took up an interest in fungi last autumn, so I haven't even seen the different states and varieties of fungi throughout the year. I don't think it's the beefsteak because if it were old, I would expect it to be bigger. It is not soft. The upper surface was quite hard and I couldn't see any radial furrows or warts. There was also no tackiness.

I'm not familiar with Tramates rubescens (it's not in my books), but I have considered Daedaleopsis confragosa as a possibility. However I saw another bracket, which I thought fitted that description better, and I have also posted up photos for that today.

Thanks again for your help.

Mushroom Lady

Blewit Boy's picture

Trametes rubescens...........

Trametes rubescens is synonymus with Daedaleopsis confragosa. I presume T.rubescens is the fungi's old name which has been superseded by D.confragosa. Either way both are "Blushing Bracket".


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Thank you. I didn't know

Thank you. I didn't know that :)

Mushroom Lady

miked's picture

interesting, the pores look

interesting, the pores look similar to a polyporus (quite large and roundish) but not sure about red polypore species. don't think its Daedaleopsis confragosa.
is it an abies or similar conifer that its growing on?

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That I can't tell you,

That I can't tell you, because I don't really know my trees. That's something I'll have to address soon. It certainly looks like the bark of a conifer, but I couldn't say for certain.

Mushroom Lady