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Fungus Highgate Wood 17 Sep 2012 14-31

Observed: 17th September 2012 By: Jonathan
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Fungus Highgate Wood 17 Sep 2012 14-31
Fungus Highgate Wood 17 Sep 2012 14-032
Description:

Growing on the bark of an oak. Looks nasty.
Sideways photos!

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

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Comments

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was the tree actually alive?

was the tree actually alive? If tree still healthy then perhaps a huge slime mould but perhaps more likely one of the many fungi attacking tree. if it is a fungus then need more detail (and probably microscopic examination as I suspect there are lots that look like this).

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I'm fairly sure that the tree

I'm fairly sure that the tree was alive, although its canopy was way up high in the wood and I confess that I did not check.

A slime mould is an interesting suggestion.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)