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Bi-fungal growth

Observed: 12th February 2011 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Bi-fungal growth
Bi-fungal growth
Bi-fungal growth

Bi-fungal growth; two different species living side-by-side in icy conditions on same branch, viewed from both sides. Brackets and crusts (Trametes and Parmelia possibly) - but what are they? Additional photo showing growth one week later.


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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 Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) interacts


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One looks like White Brain

One looks like White Brain fungus Exidia thuretiana (to me at least), but I'm not sure if the other one is Turkeytail. How about Bjerkandera adusta as an alternative ID? Not to mention the yellow scale...

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On reflection, the White

On reflection, the White Brain is actually the underside of the little brackets, isn't it? I'll get my coat...

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Little Brackets

Yes Martin; there are other Brackets in the Wood but these are new to me. My first thoughts were; it's one of the Stereum species but I don't think so - what do others think they are? Regards