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Oak Bracket (Inonotus dryadeus)

Observed: 7th September 2013 By: wulgulmerang
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Description:

The tree at the Parkridge Centre, Brueton & Malvern Park, Solihull, had to be felled because of this Fungi.
The wood was used to make woodland chairs.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

wulgulmerang's picture

Thanks Flaxton

Thanks for taking the time to identity this Flaxton.

In the Wikipedia article about Inonotus dryadeus there is a related fungus called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inonotus_cuticularis which is also found in the silhillian woods.

The article describes that this species is circumpolar, existing both in the Northern and Southern temperate climate.

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Inonotus cuticularis tends to

Inonotus cuticularis tends to be smaller and grows in groups around the tree .