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Fomitopsis pinicola

Observed: 25th July 2008 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

Bracket fungus, looks to be growing on a coniferous species. Although I saw this ages ago so I can't be certain.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

does look very much like

does look very much like conifer. possibly fungus heterobasidion annosum?

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Thanks exobasidium............

Thanks exobasidium. I'm inclined to think it's the rarer Fomitopsis pinicola too having looked at a few photo id's of others online. Yes! I found a rare fungi at last. Wooo hooo!!!

chris

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Rare Fungus

Ideally this record should be sent to the Yorkshire fungus recorder Chris Yeates. He will probably need the map reference and your name which will be recorded at Kew fro posterity.

Blewit Boy's picture

Tricky............

Tricky. I can only say I saw it it the grounds of Studley Royal/Fountains Abbey. I doubt I could now pin it down to a map ref as it was a while ago. Perhaps the ground staff at the National Trust might know. It was probably near the Octagon Temple as I snapped a lot of fungi around there.

chris

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Rare Fungus

I have contacted Chris and he is very interested in yourrecord. He cannot recollect ever seeing the species. Please send the photograph and any details to Chris.

Blewit Boy's picture

I'll pass on....................

I'll pass on the details to him. Thank you for your help.

chris

miked's picture

Can't remember if email

Can't remember if email addresses are allowed on ispot so note it down quickly incase its removed!

Martin Harvey's picture

email addresses

Yes, I think we do need to be careful about putting email addresses on iSpot, especially if they are for people other than ourselves. Having an email address on here does put the recipient at risk of getting spam emails.

I've taken the liberty of removing the address from exobasidium's comment above - we wouldn't normally edit anyone's post on iSpot but I think in this case it is the safest option. If anyone needs to contact Chris Yeates I suspect he could be found via the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union:
http://www.ynu.org.uk/contact

Or if you get stuck use the iSpot contact form and we'll see if we can help:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/contact_us

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darren.lean's picture

Fomitopsis pinicola

Did it have soft tissue in the core of the cap?If it did then it could be the Timber Bracket and if it had a rounded and pale cap rim then it could be a Willow Bracket.