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Conifer Mazegill?

Observed: 12th January 2013 By: Norwich NaturalistNorwich Naturalist’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNorwich Naturalist’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNorwich Naturalist’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Mazegill upperside
Mazegill underside?
Description:

Seen growing on a coniferous log used to edge a car park. The underside looks good for this species. Although rare in Norfolk there is a previous record for this site.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Ruling out G. trabeum

I have just checked and found that actually it is Gloeophyllum trabeum that has been found here before, is it possible to confirm that this is G. sepiarum from these photos?

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Yes

Gloeophyllum trabeum has much smaller pores and a much less roughly hairy upper surface. It is a rare species, 18 British records (some of which are duplicates) in the FRDBI (British Mycological Society), as compared with G. sepiarium, for which there are 676 records.

G. sepiarium is common throughout most of the country and there are Norfolk records in the FRDBI, though fewer than I would have suspected.

Alan

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Thanks

Thanks Alan.

Regards,
James