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Grifola Bracket Fungus (Grifola campyla)

Observed: 21st February 2012 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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A tough-textured multi-shelved bracket fungus, mostly brown on the top with white edges and some evidence of concentric arcs of different shades of brown. A semi-solid honeycomb type underside.


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    Likely ID
    Grifola Bracket Fungus
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Where did you get the name

Where did you get the name Grifola campyla from? As far as I know this is not a uk species. Unfortunately not sure what it might be.

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I felt negligent labelling my observations "Not known fungus" so often and so searched the web for similar images - this was the closest. See http://museumvictoria.com.au/forest/plants/bracket.html. You may agree it is similar. I noted it was from Victoria, Australia but knew that some species are multi-national. Despite my efforts I fully expected to be shot down by someone more knowledgeable with a better ID.