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Fungus (2)

Observed: 21st September 2012 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in Fungi and LichensDevonian’s reputation in Fungi and LichensDevonian’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungus (1)
Fungus (2)
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Jonathan's picture

Is this growing on buried

Is this growing on buried wood?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Devonian's picture

Reply from Kingston Lacey

Jonathan, I am afraid the Head Ranger at Kingston Lacey returned my email with only a two word response "Meripilus giganteus".

Devonian's picture

Is this growing on buried

I wish I could answer your question. The truth is that I assumed that these two specimens were growing from trees that had been felled to ground level, but as they were on National Trust property and in full view of the car park I was loathed to do anything that might have looked like vandalism.

As this obviously will help in making an identification I shall try to contact the National Trust at Kingston Lacey to ascertain whether they were growing on wood or not.

D.M.H.'s picture

Did you have an alternative

Did you have an alternative "look-a-like" that DOESNT grow from wood?

Www.facebook.com/Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters.

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