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Bracket type fungi

Observed: 25th October 2011 By: Steve DrurySteve Drury’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

found in woodland nr Glencoe Lochan

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts

Comments

Refugee's picture

The tree

Is that in a Conifer plantation?
Or is it an odd birch on the edge?

Refugee

western vole's picture

The tree

The conifers look like Larch which makes it very unlikely to be a Birch Polypore. The photo was taken in October a revisit to site to confirm tree type and another photo might help. Interesting image never the less !

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re - Birch or Conifer

Hi Refugee to be honest i am unsure if this was a differant type of tree from the main group in this area which were of the conifer type ... the green trees seen here fron across the lochan http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61358935

regards steve

steve

Refugee's picture

I had a look.

There are indeed some trees close to the edge of the lake that do have white bark. I did imagine just such a scene.
How close to the water was the photo taken?
We may indeed have Birch with a polypore on it here...

Refugee

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Re Question

Hello again Refugee thanks for your reply .... this shot was taken around 15 feet inside the main green tree line as seen on my panoramio shot and not amoung the trees lining the loch side that were indeed a differant type of tree

best wishes .. steve

steve

David Jardine's picture

Spruce

The trees in the background are spruce - probably Sitka (from the greyish bark with plates), but there is not much to help identify the tree with the fungus

Refugee's picture

The moss

I must admit i do not see birch with moss on the trunks that often but it does tend to be more wet north of the border where i have spent no more than a week or so many years ago. It could still be birch based on the local climate.

Refugee