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Bracket Fungus

Observed: 12th August 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
12 Aug 12 (65)
12 Aug 12 (67)
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

nightfly's picture

Cheers Martin, This thing

Cheers Martin,

This thing looks like it has successive growth rings like a sea shell does?

Impressive fungus. Whats the white underneath all about?

Cathal.

martinjohnbishop's picture

Yes, they grow over a long

Yes, they grow over a long time (years?).
The white surface is where the pores are.
The spores are rusty brown and colour the adjacent vegetation.
One of the experts here may be able to tell you which species it is.

nightfly's picture

I noticed the spores all over

I noticed the spores all over the vegetation all around it. I found some other patches of much darker spores in other places, no sign of what they came out of though. Maybe a puffball?

Cathal.

flaxton's picture

The only way to be sure of

The only way to be sure of which species is to cut it in half and study the inside or look at the spores under a microscope and measure them.

GrizzledBadger's picture

i thought i'd typed in G.

i thought i'd typed in G. adspersum

Brock

flaxton's picture

G adspersum is now G

G adspersum is now G australe.