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Bracket fungus on a Silver Birch (2)

Observed: 20th December 2011 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Bracket fungus on a Silver Birch - top
Bracket fungus on a Silver Birch - bottom
Description:

Bracket fungus on a Silver Birch.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Refugee's picture

Shape

The under side looked a bit less flat than the ones i have found.
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/231337
It is worth zooming it up!
The year rings looked a bit weak.
There are two areas of Birch i can get to. One is just being taken over by Sweet Chestnut and Sycamore. The other is a little less mature with very large Fly Agaric.

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Martincito's picture

I would have agreed with

I would have agreed with Refugee until I saw Brian's comment about growth rings. Very interesting! There is a discussion from 3 years ago about Fomes growing in birch here: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/fungi-forums/66776-fomes-foment...