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Bracket fungus on birch

Observed: 10th April 2010 By: Melica
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Bracket fungi covered with so many spores that they are white!


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

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Thanks - I had discounted

Thanks - I had discounted Fomes fomentarius as my book says it is restricted to birch woodlands in the Highlands. Some pictures on the internet looked sufficiently like my specimens for me to ID it as Polypore although I wasn't that sure as it didn't look the same in my book. Is my book out of date and should I be more wary of pictures on the internet (who could be wrong too?)