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Fungus on Yew

Observed: 25th June 2011 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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The fungus with the beetles shown in http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/174454


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 Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) interacts


Blewit Boy's picture

Looks a lot like........

Looks a lot like Meripilus giganteus, but it seems a bit early for that. Also I'm not sure if it has been recorded on coniferous wood.


flaxton's picture

I think it might be a past

I think it might be a past its best Chicken of the Woods. They certainly grow on Yew and absorb the poison from the tree.

miked's picture

i'd favour chicken of woods

i'd favour chicken of woods too but miles past its best so probably not possible to say anything other than fungus

Fenwickfield's picture

Chicken too

Would say not in peak condition and have seen it on Yew myself.


Andy Overall's picture

Chicken it is

Most definitely Chicken of The Woods.

Andy Overall

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So does someone who has identified it want to put the ID down and so get the credit for it?

David Howdon