Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

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mushroom mike
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Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by mushroom mike » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:25 pm

Hello,
I have come across Fistulina hepatica on a few occasions but would I be correct in thinking this photo is a half eaten/damaged specimen or is it the beginning of a Ganoderma resinaceum? I have a slide in place waiting to catch some spores but will have to wait until Friday to collect. Found in woodland, trackside at the base of Quercus.
Thanks in advance.

Michael.
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Re: Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:30 pm

Hi Mike
your second image answers your question perfectly. Fistulina is not strictly a polypore (in fact it is now placed, within a distinct family, with the Agaricales). Putting it very simply a polypore has holes within a fungal matrix, whereas the pores of Fistulina are the openings of distinct tubules - think tightly-packed long macaroni - http://previews.123rf.com/images/kruglo ... -Photo.jpg. As I say you can see this perfectly in the second photo - there's even a solitary piece of "macaroni" hanging down at left centre to underline it.
Also the texture of the fungus would be much tougher were it a Ganoderma.

hope that helps
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Re: Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by mushroom mike » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:52 pm

Excellent. Thank's Chris, it's as I suspected. Still a good record for the Pembrokeshire Fungi Recording Network database.
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Re: Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by Steve » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:30 pm

And an excellent idea to leave a slide to collect spores! I have done this with Ganodermas in Sheffield, as I hate chopping bits off such enduring and interesting adornments to the cityscape,
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Re: Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by mushroom mike » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:40 pm

I agree Steve hence the SPODEV ( Spore catching device ). See attached photo.
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Re: Damaged Fistulina hepatica?

Post by Steve » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:00 am

Brilliant!

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