One of number of white patches growing on trunks of deciduous trees in town park. Possibly Athelia arachnoidea.
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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I've returned to have a look at these white patches in Huntingdon several times over past year but had no idea what they might be until I saw the observation of Athelia arachnoidea posted by synangium on 11 May. So thanks for providing pointer and help with identification above.
It was Alan, via his website, that brought it my attention when he added the species in March*. If it wasn't so fresh in my mind, I think I would have overlooked it or dismissed it as a mycologist's concern, especially since my find wasn't lichenicolous. So, thanks, in turn, to Alan and, of course, to iSpot.
* new additions are at http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/updates.html.
Thanks for the credit, Nigel. It's good to know that the page has proved useful.
When I write a page, I often wonder whether anyone will ever look at it. I am getting around 1000 separate visitors a day now, so some pages must be being looked at, though back when my hosting site gave me useful statistics, most people wanted to look at Parmelia saxatilis.
When I wrote the Athelia page, I suspected that it would be a minority interest!
Not that this will apply to today's addition. I bet my site is crashing right now from all the people who want to look at pictures of Buellia violaceofusca!
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