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Lumpy Bracket??

Observed: 19th January 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Overview of the stump
The surrounding trees were Alders, I think
Description:

Lumpy brackets growing on stump in fused tiers. Top surface mottled with buff and grey with light brown margins. Underneath large maze of fairly open white/buff pores.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jhn7's picture

Not convinced!

Lumpy Brackey usually has green stains from its association with an algae. What about Jelly Rot Phlebia tremellosa?

Janet
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I agree that it doesn't look

I agree that it doesn't look too much like a Lumpy Bracket, but I'm not sure about it being Jelly Rot either - the undersurface looks more like having pores then wrinkles to me. I hope we get a third opinion from someone...

jhn7's picture

Birch Mazegill?

Grasping at straws!

Janet
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I just added the latest straw

I just added the latest straw I clutched at, Inonotus radiatus, but I just read that it is rare and seen in Morayshire - a long way from Suffolk!

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I've added a photo showing

I've added a photo showing this fungus and its friends living on the same stump, and one of the little cones that made me think the nearby trees are Alders, and by inference maybe the stump is also one.

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Here is a link to a page

Here is a link to a page showing Alder Brackets a lot more like this observation that the other obs here in iSpot http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/Mushrooms/Basidio/SuBasidio/Inonotus...