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Bracket funghi

Observed: 14th December 2009 By: PeguinPeguin’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeguin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

On a rotting log

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum) interacts

Comments

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Two Fungi

I am assuming the log is a broadleaved piece of wood. There are two fungi in this photograph. The Stereum-like bracket you are trying to name is old. If it is a Stereum it will have no pores underneath and if it is hirsutum it will have fine hairs on top. Beware it could be another species.

The purple fungus is most likely Chondrostereum purpureum.