Another unidentified polypore

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Lee Dingain
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Another unidentified polypore

Post by Lee Dingain » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:09 pm

Another one I can't anywhere with! Initially I thought this might be Jelly Rot Fungus (Phlebia tremellosa), but the underside looks smooth (sorry for the poor images - it was getting dark at the time and the camera was struggling) and after looking in more detail I can see this looks quite different anyway. They were growing on decaying logs of plane trees in Surrey.

Does anyone have any pointers? Many thanks.
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Re: Another unidentified polypore

Post by mollisia » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 pm

Hello,

as you say, the underside is smooth. Therefore it isn't a polypore of course, but a corticioid fungus. This is Stereum hirsutum.

best regards,
Andreas

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Re: Another unidentified polypore

Post by Lee Dingain » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:37 am

Many thanks Andreas. Much appreciated.

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