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Large bracket on oak

Observed: 18th October 2006 By: dbs1dbs1’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
from below
from below 1

Speckled orange on top.
White with some grey dots underneath.


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Yes, an Inonotus dryadeus. Look at the droplets.

This looks nothing like the Inonotus dryadeus in my field guide, or most of the photos on ispot. I guess its appearance is quite variable. It looks very similar to Mike D's spot, though.
I think the important thing is the droplets lying on the top and hanging from the edge. I remember that I couldn't decide if these were produced by the fungus, or just left over from the recent shower. I had meant to go back when it was dry, but never did.
And they're both oak (dryad) fungi.