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Purplepore Bracket

Observed: 24th January 2010 By: isabelbisabelb’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensisabelb’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Purplepore Bracket
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Purplepore Bracket (Trichaptum abietinum) interacts

Comments

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Bracket

Trichaptum abietinum is pale on top and dark purple underneath when fresh so this is not that species.
I suspect it is an early development of Heterobasidion annosum judging by the colour and the undulations on the top but I am not certain. The latter can form sheets on dead conifer logs when it grows on the surface rather than projecting from a log end or a dying tree.