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Artist'sBracket Fungi

Observed: 30th October 2008 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Bracket fungus growing on Beech on the Lanhydrock Estate, Cornwall

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Artist's Bracket (Gandoderma applanatum) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

cut it

If you cut the pores or just score it,the color should change I pressed my finger on the pores and it went darker after, it can be mistaken for G.adspersum, most immpressive specimin

Fenwickfield

flaxton's picture

I think it is much more

I think it is much more likely to be G australe (adspersum). G applanatum generally has a much flatter profile. Unfortunately it is down to checking the internal structure or spores to be sure.