White bracket

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White bracket

Post by Heucherella » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:21 pm

Hi, I found this large bracket growing on the top of a beech stump. it was about 20cm across. It's colouring made me think of Trametes gibbosa, but it was thin and flat, whereas I thought T. gibbosa was usually thicker. But I have noticed the comment in the new Kibby that much thinner fruit bodies can be found.
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I would appreciate an expert opinion please.
New at this, so full of questions!

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Re: White bracket

Post by mollisia » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:17 pm

Hellos,

this is Trametes gibbosa, as your second foto shows perfectly the komma-like pores that are so characteristic for this species.

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Re: White bracket

Post by Heucherella » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:56 pm

Thank you, I shall pay close attention to the pores next time.
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Re: White bracket

Post by Steve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 am

The green algal colonisation on the upper surface is very characteristic. I have read that is possibly a lichenisation of the bracket.
Steve

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