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Unknown Mushroom

Observed: 5th October 2011 By: ChrisJackson
Unknown Mushroom

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pholiota (Pholiota sp.) interacts


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Located upon a felled ash

Located upon a felled ash tree. Image appears much larger than it actually is!!

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Looks big enough to rival the

Looks big enough to rival the Angel of the North!

There ought to be a ring if this is honey fungus, although I don't think I can see one. However HF seems to be very variable, so I suppose its possible. The black stuff coming out of the trunk could be rhizoids of HF, I suppose too. Someone will put me right, I am sure.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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It looks like it has grown through a crack in the wood from where it was growing before the tree was cut. The narrow gap may have done something to the ring. There is a notch in the cap that lines up with scratches on the stalk that also indicates this may be true.