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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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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
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.
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.
http://www.sewbrec.org.uk/gwent-glamorgan-recorders-newsletter/g-g-recor... - open Issue 9 if you want to see.
Paul Seligman. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_seligman_cardiff/collections/721576087...
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
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.
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