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Small fungus in wood

Observed: 12th August 2013 By: Headlands Prima...Headlands Primary Haxby’s reputation in Fungi and LichensHeadlands Primary Haxby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

small, a 2p would cover it


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

  • bracket fungus
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Amadan's picture

This is difficult -

But there are some good mycologists on the site, so there is a chance! Can you identify the wood it was growing on? That can often be important.

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on a fallen wild cherry

on a fallen wild cherry branch

Amadan's picture


Unfortunately, none of the fungi associated with Cherry look like this, as far as I can see, so it is probably associated with dead hardwood in general.
Have a look at:
Click on the "Small Polypores and allies..." link: it will display a number of likely candidates.
Now it's a case of finding one that looks right: if it says "season: summer" and "habitat: on dead hardwoods", you have a winner!

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thanks for trying, will have

thanks for trying, will have a go with roger