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Greek mythology in the UK

Observed: 16th July 2013 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Large (40 cm or more in diameter), scaly and very distinctive layers of brackets with a strong and mealy smell.
"Dryad" crops up in the nomenclature of at least 2 Brit fungi: this and another less common arboreal species - Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket) and is inspired by the supernatural female tree nymphs (Dryads) of Greek legend.
these were on the inside of the tree bole.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

ophrys's picture

Dryads

Surely dryads should only be leaving their saddles on an oak tree, so strictly these should have a different name when found on different species of tree...

Ian
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yes, they should be told off

yes, they should be told off for disobedience!
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