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Mazegill

Observed: 27th November 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Mazegill
Mazegill
Description:

Fungi with pores growing in brackets on upright trunk of coniferous tree along woodland path.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

I am sure this is not

I am sure this is not Phaeolus but cannot put forward a suggestion as to what it might be.

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Mazegill?

Interesting - the upper surface resembles the Conifer Mazegill but it has the hairy velvet texture of Dyer's Mazegill. The underside is comprised of pores and tubes and not the deep gill-like ridges of the Conifer Mazegill. Occasionally, Dyer's Mazegill is found on upright trunks. Thanks and regards

Hugh

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If you can cut a piece in

If you can cut a piece in half see if there is a dark line above the pores.

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Mazegill (dark line)

flaxton, I have cut the specimen Mazegill in half as suggested and there is a dark line - an inverted 'v' shape - in the centre of the
fruit body. What does that mean? Regards

Hugh

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If it looks like this

If it looks like this http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/archive/showphoto.php/photo/182532
Then Bjerkandera fumosa fits.

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It doesn't look like ...

Sorry, the dissected fungus does not have a line that looks like B. fumosa. It does not appear to fit into any of the species so far.
Thanks for trying and if I can get a closer ID I will let you know. Kind regards

Hugh

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Any chance of us seeing

Any chance of us seeing picture of gills?

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The Underside

I've taken a photo of the specimen (approx 35mm) with incision and sdded it to observation. Looking at both photos, there appears to be pores and tubes without any gills. I will monitor the 'Mazegill', in situ, for any significant development. Regards

Hugh

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This may sound a silly

This may sound a silly suggestion but what about Trametes versicolor just an unusually thick and decurrent example, it is after all rather a variable species.

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Not as silly as it sounds ...

I have shown the photos to a fellow forayer and he thinks it may be Hairy Bracket, Trametes hirsuta but it would need further investigation of spores to identify it. Thanks

Hugh