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West Wood

Observed: 21st April 2013 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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West Wood
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Description:

Rather pretty bracket fungus growing on cherry log. I'm not at all sure what it is, maybe Trametes versicolor but I don't know what else there might be that looks like this.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

alternatives

Thanks - I hadn't realised that T. ochracea was so similar. Looks like I'll need to revisit the site and check things like the thickness of the fungus and how rigid it is - are there any other pointers that help distinguish these two?

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T versicolor is very variable

T versicolor is very variable in its' colour and so can easily get confused with the other Trametes. T ochracea is normally thicker and has a darker pore surface. Unfortunately T versicolor can take on a darker pore surface when wet thus my "might be" level of confidence.

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Thanks

Many thanks, I'll try and revisit the site to investigate further.

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