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Birch Polypore in Stoke Woods?

Observed: 11th February 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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I think these are Birch Polypore but the top sides of the brackets vary in colour and shape, so I'm not sure whether there's actually more than one variety here or whether it's just down to differing lifecycle stages. I'm sorry the pictures aren't clearer but I couldn't get closer to the tree without damaging a lot of undergrowth.


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Species interactions

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Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts


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Colour varies with age some really old ones can be green with algae or white bleached,young ones a lovely brown colour in various shades,and yes it is a Silver Birch.


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Many thanks Fenwickfield, that's useful advice.