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Cluster of Fungi

Observed: 22nd January 2011 By: aw397aw397’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Cluster of Fungi. As a beginning Naturalist, I have noticed 3 mistakes I have made :
1. Take picture of underside of fungi
2. Use some form of measurement comparison (coin)
3. Take note of type of tree where the fungi grows.
Anything else I missed ?
I discovered these on a dead tree trunk near River North Esk, in dense broadleaved forest.


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Species interactions

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jhn7's picture

Lovely photo!

Just catching the light, I do like these fungi.
Try to include the stem when taking a photo of the underside. With some species tricky to ID you will need more information but your list is fine for most fungi.

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Peter Allen's picture

Further ID aid

Colour of spores also a good diagnostic tool

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