Deep red bracket fungus. Spotted at Slapton Ley nature reserve, S Devon. Didn't note the tree species, but in very wet, marshy ground.
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Could I suggest Fistulina hepatica. Beefsteak fungus. i am not certain.
Maybe. Did it bleed red juice? This one looks old, though. Search iSpot for this species. There have been quite a few sitings.
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Not beefsteak in my opinion (on oak and sweet chestnut usually). It looks way too crusty. What about Gloeophyllum sepiarium? It will certainly be on the list for Slapton which has 2,400 fungi recorded in it, and is one of three most intensivley studies area on the planet for fungi thanks to David Hawksworth (the others being Esher common in Surrey thanks to Kirk & Spooner), and Box Hill in Surrey (thanks to Alick Henrici).
Is n't Gloeophyllum sepiarium on conifers and this looks like Salix or similar given the wet ground
the two potential taxa already recorded from Slapton on Salix are Daedaleopsis confragosa as originally identified or Datronia mollis - and I'd go with the original id. See Hawksworth, Field Studies volume 4, 1976, p391 for a very outdated list of Slapton fungi.
Lat/Lng: 50.285239923678, -3.6574923992157
OS grid ref: SX820441
Just by the boardwalk at the back of Slapton Ley