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Red-banded Polypore

Observed: 11th June 2011 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

This looks like Formitopsis pinicola, or possibly Heterbasidium annosum, but it was growing on what looks like Birch, which is not a host species for either.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Red-banded Polypore (Formitopsis pinicola)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Andy Overall's picture

Your Polypore

This is Fomitopsis pinicola as you suggest. This species has been recorded fruting on Alder & Birch from Hampshire in 2008. Also on Oak from northern counties.

Andy Overall
www.fungitobewith.org

Blewit Boy's picture

Thanks for the.............

Thanks for the determination Andy. I thought it was F.pinicola, but then convinced myself it couldn't be as it was growing on broadleaf wood not coniferous. So it's very interesting to find out that it does colonise broadleaves.

chris