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Turkey tail ?

Observed: 4th September 2011 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeter Pearson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Turkey tail 1
Turkey tail 1 1
Description:

To all intents and purposes this fungus is a Turkey Tail by its formation and colour, but on a gigantic scale. To give an idea of size, the tree stump on which it was found measured 90cms diameter while the fungus pictured in photo.1 was 37cms across.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Could be G. frondosa but

Could be G. frondosa but looks a bit big and not quite right shape, I would be tempted to go for G. gigantea (Meripilus giganteus)instead. the colour does not help much as G. frondosa tends to be grey and G. gigantea tends to be a more light brownish colour but this specimen has both colours!

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Re Turkey-tail

Thanks for comments miked
The colour was light brown and dark brown definitely not grey.The fronds were stiff like the proper T/t not fleshy.

miked's picture

Its much too big for Trametes

Its much too big for Trametes versicolor.