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Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)

Observed: 3rd February 2013 By: Bogey the FungusmanBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) [Coriolaceae] Rhyd y Gwern Draethen Caerphilly 03-02-13 IMG_1073
Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) [Coriolaceae] Rhyd y Gwern Draethen Caerphilly 03-02-13 IMG_1075
Description:

AKA Razor strop fungus

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts

Comments

D.M.H.'s picture

That tree look suspiciously

That tree look suspiciously like a conifer (Hemlock maybe) but it is almost certainly NOT a Birch. This is a forestry commission plantation, trees are all same species.
I can not, however, offer an alternative :-/

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flaxton's picture

I have to agree that it does

I have to agree that it does not look like birch but the upper surface of the bracket looks a good fit for Piptoporus

D.M.H.'s picture

I agree with you it certainly

I agree with you it certainly looks good for piptoporus but the tree is leaving me perplexed :-/

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