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Unidentified Fungi

Observed: 13th November 2004 By: western volewestern vole’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenswestern vole’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenswestern vole’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Unidentified Fungi
Description:

One of my earliest fungi images that I've never been able to identify, hopefully someone can help !
It was growing on an old dead birch tree and as can be seen has fairly crowded gills. It was a single very large fungi, about 30cms in diameter. No other images taken of the stem though.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    unidentified fungi
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

If it did not have milk it

If it did not have milk it might be Giant Funnel Leucopaxillus giganteus which has a short stipe. Probably not growing on the birch log but next to it?

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Giant Funnel

Thanks, unfortunately I didn't check for milk but enlarging the image I can now see a short part of the stem in the centre front of the photo, as you said, not growing on the birch log but next to it.

miked's picture

perhaps oyster mushroom.

perhaps oyster mushroom. those white stringy bits in front might be macrotyphula juncea