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Fungi on Beech roots.

Observed: 25th September 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoremoth’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungi on Beech roots.
Fungi on Beech roots.
Description:

Clumps of fungus on the roots of a mature beech tree. I could not see any signs of spores or gills or pores, so presumably these are not mature.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) interacts

Comments

moremoth's picture

Beech

I saw the same again this morning, on the roots of a beech stump about a mile away from this one (this one is a living tree). Does L. sulphureus grow on Beech?

Bill Welch

Fenwickfield's picture

yes

Grows on Broad leaved tree's favours Oak but is found on other broad leaved tree's I found a large amount on Ash last week

Fenwickfield

Martincito's picture

I've found Chicken-o-t-w on

I've found Chicken-o-t-w on Yew, Sweet Chestnut and Oak, and Giant Polypore on the roots of a beech tree (see http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/294952), all in the beautiful Christchurch Park.

moremoth's picture

Similar

I have made an entry for the one I saw today here:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/297812
Seems to be the same, but a bit further developed, and less like C-of-the-W. I have seen C-of-the-W on Oak plenty of times, and on Chestnut at Knole Park last week, but I haven't seen it on Beech. But then I am not very experienced with fungi.

Bill Welch