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Hoof-like crusty fungus on dead confier Antrodia?

Observed: 27th March 2013 By: vburton
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBritish Mycological SocietyS159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Overlapping hoof-like tiers growing on standing dead conifer.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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If it is

If it is Antrodia sp. and if it is growing on conifer, it will likely be A.serialis as this is associated with conifers. A.albida is associated with deciduous trees and shrubs.


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A.serialis seems likely then as it was either on Norway Spruce or Western Red Cedar which are both planted here, the trunk was too decayed to tell which.