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Bracket fungus on silver birch

Observed: 25th September 2011 By: amw632
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Bracket fungus on silver birch
Description:

Bracket fungus growing on silver birch ~3 m from ground, crown of tree was broken over but still alive. Fungus was convex and semicircular in shape with a flat base, attached to tree trunk by a stem-like stucture. Upper surface was beige and zoned, the base was white and pored. Both surfaces were smooth and firm.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts