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Observed: 20th October 2012 By: CJTCJT’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Large orange slimey bracket fungus, on dead tree trunk

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

CJT's picture

Stems and Gills

No sorry no more photo's.You can just about make out the gills on the first photo. I don't like to disturb them.

Fenwickfield's picture

Don't worry

It is okay to remove one for photo's as the spores are already dispersed by the time they get to this stage.

Fenwickfield

CJT's picture

Sad

I know it is daft but I always feel it's a shame and a bit sad when fungi are destroyed. Some people seem to think it is either fun or that fungi are dangerous and smash them or kick them over. I know that's not the same as picking one for identification but I find it hard to pick them.

Fenwickfield's picture

Understand

I fully understand there are lot's of problem's were they are picked to eat but the people are not just taking a couple there removing everything.As for identification purposes you could try to angle the camera so you can get a photo of the underside.I only look for fungi were I live but I am trying to make detailed records of all fungi in my area I also record my finds on a data base .It is really up to you what you do if your just wanting a rough idea of what it is then taking a snap of the fungi is fine but if your wanting 100% identification then it's rather more complex.

Fenwickfield