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Amazing sight that and good photos. Can you tell us what kind of tree they were on?
What texture did they bave? Hard? Rubbery? Hairy upper?
for the ID Sheila. I recall the brackets were quite small, standing out up to about 5cm from the tree and up to about 7cm across.
Steven, I cannot find my notes from the day but I remember the brackets were softish and slightly textured. I can't be certain but I think the tree was Alder.
With the extra info and tree type I think it is Inonotus radiatus grows on Alder plus size is right it's page 113 in MICHAEL JORDAN BOOK
Lat/Lng: 54.678057, -1.749496
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