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Ganoderma sp.?

Observed: 1st July 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Ganoderma sp.?

Widespread and common bracket, in this woodland, growing on live deciduous tree (Birch.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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birch polypore

Something does not look right for birch polypore - it is not enough of a "bracket" - is it on birch the bark does not look very "birchy" - the birch polypore is specific to birch as far as I know

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Birch Polypore?

First photographed this fungi in 2010, same place on same tree and to-date have not had a definitive identification - lots of it in the woodland which have been identified as P. betulinus. Perhaps a mycologist out there knows what it is. Regards