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Polypore?

Observed: 17th February 2013 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Polypore
Polypore
Polypore
Description:

Bunlike fungus growing horizontally on snapped Silver Birch branch.

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

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Any dimensions please?

Any dimensions please?

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Dimensions

Up to 30mm across the cap, to 20mm deep and pore length to 8mm. It also has a strong mushroom smell. Regards

Hugh

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Razorstrop

Smell and pore/flesh ratio is good, its small but at this size the stem is more obvious(as you mentioned) I think this is still the most likely species dispite my misgivings about pore shape. Well, I can not think of an alternative that would grow on Birch.
(edit)I never bother to look or photograph fruitbodies of this size and (suspected)species so might actually be normal.

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Probably died is more

Probably died is more accurate thay can survive our winters.

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Texture

Thanks, without microscopy, the only other feature that might contribute to its ID is the soft brush-like texture or 'pile' of its pores. Regards

Hugh