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Hen of the woods

Observed: 26th August 2012 By: smarthair67smarthair67’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Hen of the woods

Found this growing at the foot of a felled oak tree in a churchyard in cumbria


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I'd be tempted to go for

I'd be tempted to go for Meripilus (Grifola) giganteus but they can look quite similar if you have a big Grifola frondosa that is a bit past its best. It is normally greyer than this and more obviously a series of layers. Basically I am not sure enough to suggest the alternative ID.