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Fungus on fallen tree

Observed: 17th December 2009 By: peb254
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
peb254’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

bracket honey fungus on fallen tree

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 Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum) interacts

Comments

Blewit Boy's picture

Or it could be...........

Or it could be Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor). It's very variable - but it's hard to tell from this picture.

chris

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Fungus on fallen Tree

Just magnify the photograph and you will see the top of each bracket, especially the lower group, is densely hairy so it is Stereum hirsutum. This is where photographs cause difficulty in identification. A photograph of the underside of a bracket would have made identification easier. Unfortunately other species of fungi need photographs of different features.