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Spring Hazelcup

Observed: 7th April 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

New to me Edge of woodland on old coppiced Hazel tree,small,dull or hazel saucer shaped and densely clustered on branch,opening and splitting into petal-like lobes.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

leenestofvipers's picture

Oooo

Nice spot

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Hard to see

I have always wanted to find these so was rather excited when I did as there was not much else about today.

Fenwickfield

jhn7's picture

Brilliant!

I've had my eye out for this too and have never seen it even though the understorey of my local wood is old coppiced hazel. Well done, a lovely find and super photos (as always)!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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size

Sorry I should have put size down but the photo's I took with the ruler were not very good.The opened ones were 3cm and the unopened ranged from 0.2 to 1cm.They are very well camouflaged against the branches but I did notice there were more on the inner branches deep in the tree and all about 5ft plus from the ground.I had a look on the Scottish fungi website and it said they preferred living branches and can also sometimes be found on Alder,worth a look at the site as it suggest's that it is not found on Hazel that already has Stereum rugosum on it but can be found on tree's supporting Hypoxylon fuscum and Diatrypella favacea
Hope this help's with your hunt Janet

Hope you find it
Sheila

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