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DSC03805 Fungi-6

Observed: 5th October 2013 By: Cardiff Boy 2Cardiff Boy 2’s reputation in Fungi and LichensCardiff Boy 2’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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DSC03806 Fungi-6 close-up

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stereum hirsutum interacts


marksteer's picture

Not sure but in background

Not sure but in background you may have Cobalt Crust or it might be a lichen.
I have found in Brynna Woods on dead hazel.
If you put Brynna in iSpot Search you should find it

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Fenwickfield's picture

second photo

If you enlarge the second image you can see the hairs on the upper surface of the bracket. I am not sure if the dark area is very old cobalt crust or not I saw your observation as I agreed on it and have never been lucky enough to find it.


Cardiff Boy 2's picture

Cobalt Blue

I was going to say we can't be sure, but enlarging my original picture I am sure I can see a few limited edges of the black that have a suitably cobalt-like edge, and I have compared it to various other images on the net that look extremely similar. So I think it must be this, thanks so much for suggesting it.

But why is this species not in my Mushrooms by Roger Phillips?

I'm very excited! and it's a remarkable coincidence because only yesterday I read the latest copy of our local bio-recorders newsletter which has this species as its front page article - so it's certainly in south Wales. - open Issue 9 if you want to see.

Cardiff Boy 2's picture

Ispot is so hepful in suggesting id you can then check

Once someone has suggested an id in a group you're not expert on, it's easy to look up field guides and check details, but looking through 350 pp of fungi and not knowing where to start is daunting

marksteer's picture

I do some recording for

I do some recording for SEWBREC and saw article on Cobalt Crust.
You may be interested in a Fungi Day near Pencoed. If you Google 'Coity Wallia Commons' you should be able to find info. Hopefully we will see Waxcaps and if we are very lucky Cordyceps militaris.

Mark (Brynna)

The more I know the more I realise I don't know